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Economic Diversification in Africa: A Review of Selected Countries

Categories: Africa,Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.un.org/africa/osaa/reports/economic_diversification_africa_2010.pdf

This study analyzes the economies of selected African countries and their economic diversification strategies.  Offers five case studies of Angola, Benin, Kenya, South Africa, and Tunisia.  From the United Nations

Federal R&D Funding by Budget Function: Fiscal Years 2009-2011

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf10323/pdf/nsf10323.pdf

Presents information on the budget authority of U.S. federal agencies to fund research and development in Fiscal Year 2011 and the two previous fiscal years.  Organized by 16 federal budget function areas such as national defense, health, and general science and basic research.  From the National Science Foundation

Health Care Utilization in Homeless People: Translating Research into Policy and Practice

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Mental Health

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/workingpapers/wp_10002.pdf

Homeless people suffer from high rates of illness and encounter barriers to accessing health care.  This paper describes an attempt to register and track the use and costs of health care sites by homeless people in Toronto as well as information about their general physical and mental health and any substance-abuse problems.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Most Expensive Hospitalizations, 2008

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb97.pdf

Reports that the mean charge for the most expensive 5% of hospital stays was $192,000 compared to $20,800 for the bottom 95% of stays.  Also includes the most prevalent principal diagnoses for the most expensive stays.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Factors Involved in Fatal Vehicle Crashes

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.bts.gov/publications/bts_technical_report/2010_008/pdf/entire.pdf

This report examines factors that contribute to fatal traffic accidents.  Finds that characteristics of the roadway, speed of the vehicle, and functionality of traffic controls are main factors behind fatal traffic accidents but vary in importance with the type of crash-single vehicle, two vehicle, or multiple vehicle.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Run-up in the House Price-Rent Ratio: How Much Can Be Explained by Fundamentals?

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/osmr/pdf/ec100090.pdf

The working paper studies the joint dynamics of real house prices and rents over the past decade.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Visits to Primary Care Delivery Sites: United States, 2008

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db47.pdf

Reports that in 2008 the majority of visits to primary health care delivery sites occurred in physicians offices (84%) with 11% in hospital outpatient departments and 5% in community health centers.  Patients without health insurance or with public insurance plans accounted for a higher percentage of visits to hospitals and health centers than to physicians offices.    From the National Center for Health Statistics

United States Life Tables by Hispanic Origin

Categories: Births/Deaths,Hispanics,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_152.pdf

Life expectancy at birth was 80.6 years for the Hispanic population and 77.7 years for the total U.S. population.  This report presents complete period life tables for the total Hispanic population in 2006 based on a new methodology that overcomes problems that previously prevented the estimation of reliable life tables for this population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

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