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Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, 2007

Categories: Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2007/

Latest program descriptions and statistics for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Unemployment Insurance, Disability and more. A major resource for information on the social insurance and welfare programs of the U.S. From the Social Security Administration.

Climate Change Effects on Stream and River Biological Indicators: A Preliminary Analysis

Categories: Climate Change,Environment

http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=190304

A preliminary analysis of how biological indicators are likely to respond to climate change and how well current sampling schemes may detect climate-driven changes. Focuses on measurement of biological, chemical, and physical condition of fresh water streams and rivers. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Parent Awarness of Youth Use of Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Marijuana

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Marriage/Family,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Youth

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/parents/parents.pdf

Surveys show that 17% of youth aged 12-17 use cigarettes, 33% use alcohol, and 13% use marijuana. This report covers parent-child responses to a survey to measure youthful use of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana and parental awareness of this youth. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Injury in the United States: 2007 Chartbook

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/injury2007.pdf

Presents statistical tables and charts on injuries in the U.S. in 2007 including causes of injuries, characteristics of the injured, and patterns/trends of injury mortality. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Multiple Causes of Death in Old Age

Categories: Births/Deaths,Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ahcd/agingtrends/09causes.pdf

Explores the process of deciding the cause of death and the extent to which multiple causes often apply, especially in the death of the elderly. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Interference at the EPA: Science and Politics at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Categories: Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Science/Technology

http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/scientific_integrity/Interference-at-the-EPA.pdf

Reports results of a survey of scientists working for the Environmental Protection Agency where more than half reported political interference in their work over the past 5 years. From the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Characterization and Analysis of Small Business Energy Costs

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Prices/Inflation

http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs322tot.pdf

Compiles available information to document the potential impact of energy price increases on small businesses in individual industry sectors, and tries to identify whether small businesses face higher energy prices by major economic sector. From the Small Business Administration.

Net Worth and the Assets of Households: 2002

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/p70-115.pdf

This report compares the levels of wealth and asset ownership, such as home equity, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, stocks and mutual funds, and vehicle ownership by various socioeconomic factors, including household income. From the Census Bureau.

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