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Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Substance Use

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

Offers data on incidence of sexually transmitted diseases and relationship to substance abuse. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey Jan-

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Reports on the number of persons uninsured (14.9 % or 43.8 million persons) at the time of the health interview. Also reports on selected demographic characteristics of the uninsured. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Polar Bears: Proposed Listing Under the Endangered Species Act

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Natural Resources

Examines the controversy surrounding the proposed listing of the polar bear as an endangered species and the variety of threats, including climate change, to its continued existence. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Births: Preliminary Data for 2005

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics

Presents preliminary data on births in the U.S. for 2005 with coverage of age, race, Hispanic origin and marital status of mother. Also includes data on birthweight, preterm births and cesarean delivery. The birthrate for teenage mothers declined to the lowest level ever recorded. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Characteristics of Adults with Serious Psychological Distress…: United States, 2001-04

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Estimates the prevalence of serious psychological distress in the noninstitutionalized adult population of the U.S. Found higher prevalence in those adults who were 45-64 years old, having less than a high school diploma, poor, obese, and heavy smokers. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

The Politics of Identity: History, Nationalism, and the Prospect for Peace in Post-Cold War East Asi

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,Korea

Describes the problems and possible responses for U.S. policy makers arising from resurgent Chinese and Korean nationalism in the Taiwan Strait and Korean peninsula areas. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

NAFTA at 13: Implementation Nears Completion

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico

Describes the near conclusion of a 14 year project to phase out restrictions on agricultural trade between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. and the consequences of the project. From the Economic Research Service of the Agriculture Department.

Students Entering and Leaving Postsecondary Occupational Education: 1995-2001

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines the characteristics of those who pursue postsecondary occupational education, the extent to which they complete their work and earn credentials, and what types of jobs and salaries they get. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

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