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Consumer Expenditures in 2006

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that average consumer expenditures rose 4.3% per household in 2006. Increases in spending for housing and food contributed to the overall increase. Offers details on average expenditures and percentage change for major consumption categories. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Electronic Medical Record Use by Office-Based Physicians and their Practices: U.S. 2006

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents the lastest data on the use of electronic medical records in physician offices.Reports that 29.2% of physicans in 2006 reported using full or partial EMR systems for a 22% increase over 2005. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Fact Sheet: Designation of Iranian Entities and Individuals for Proliferation Activities and Support

Categories: Iran,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

Describes the actions of the U.S. government in naming several Iranian organizations and individuals for contributing to the proliferation of nuclear material or supporting terrorism and in curtailing their connections with the U.S financial system. From the U.S. Treasury Department.

Global Environment Outlook 4: Environment for Development

Categories: Environment,United Nations

Offers an overview of the state of the environment, discusses key challenges, highlights issues that require policy attention, and offers recommendations. From the UN Environment Programme

Health Care Expenditures for Uncomplicated Pregnancies

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that the average cost of having a baby, from the first prenatal visit to the delivery of the baby, was $7,600 for an uncomplicataed birth. On average, privately-insured women paid about 8% of the cost for pregnancy out of pocket. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2005

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

In 2005 about 7.7 million people were classified as working poor, persons who spent 27 weeks or more during the year in the labor force but whose income still fell below the official poverty level. This report covers the demographic and labor force characteristics of the working poor. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Infections with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in U.S. Hospitals, 1993-2005

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents trends in MRSA infections from 1993 to 2005 and provides details on MRSA hospitalizations for 2004. In 2005 there were 368,000 hospital stays for infections with MRSA. Stays for these infections more than tripled after 2000. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Runway Safety Report

Categories: Transportation

Subtitled: Runway Incursion Trends and Initiatives at Towered Airports in the United States, FY 2003 through FY 2006. Reports on 1,306 runway incursion incidents which included 4 collisions, and on what is being done to reduce such incidents. From the Federal Aviation Administration.

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