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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Workplace Injuries and Illnesses: 2009

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports a decline in the number of workers in private industry who suffered a workplace injury or illness from 3.9 cases per 100 workers in 2008 to 3.6 cases per 100 workers in 2009.  Reports results by industry sector.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 2007-2008

Categories: Elderly,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that 1.6% of U.S. adults aged 20+ were underweight in 2007-2008 and that a statistically significant decrease in the prevalence of underweight adults in the period 1988-1994 to 2007-2008 occurred only among persons aged 60 and over.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 2007-2008

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Reports that less than 4% of U.S. children and youth, aged 2-19, were underweight in 2007-2008, and that a significantly smaller number of children and youth were underweight in 2007-2008 than in 1971-74.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Drivers Aged 16 or 17 Years Involved in Fatal Crashes, United States, 2004-2008

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

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens in the United States.  This report presents the results of an analysis of trends of fatal accidents involving teens, and some of the characteristics of those fatal accidents.  Also provides state level data.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects of Increased Biofuels on the U.S. Economy in 2022

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Energy

This report examines how meeting The Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates that the U.S. increase the volume of biofuel blended into transportation fuel from 9 billion gallons in 2008 to 36 billion gallons by 2022, would affect various key components of the U.S. economy.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Friends, Followers, and Feeds: A National Survey of Social Media Use in State Government

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Reports results of a 2010 survey of social media adoption by state governments to clarify existing use of social media by states, capture best practices, and extend knowledge of how the tools are being deployed.  43 states including Virginia participated in the survey.  From the National Association of State Chief Information Officers

Spending Review 2010

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Great Britain,Statistics

The spending review describes how the British coalition government plans to carry out the deficit reduction plan.  Departmental budgets will be cut by an average of 19%, except for certain services which will be considered priority: National Health Service, education, and capital investments that support long term economic growth.  From the HM Treasury.

The Stay Put Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Latest analysis and statistics on the economic condition of Hampton Roads.  The Hampton Roads Economic Quarterly, Vol. 3, No.1, Fall 2010   From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

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