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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume 32, SALT I, 1969-1972

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Nuclear Arms,Russia,Treaties

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v32

This volume documents the negotiations leading up to the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, signed by the U.S. and Russia in May 1972, which limited the deployment of ballistic missiles and anti-ballistic missile systems.  From the State Department

Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations for Acute and Chronic Conditions, 2008

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb99.pdf

Reports that in 2008 one out of every ten hospital stays was potentially preventable.  This report presents information on the characteristics of potentially preventable hospitalizations in 2008. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

CDC Releases Data on Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Smokers

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2010/r101104.html

Offers data on the prevalence of use of smokeless tobacco by smokers, the characteristics of users, and the states where use of smokeless tobacco is highest and lowest.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2007 Summary

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr027.pdf

Reports that from 1997 to 2007, the percentage of visits to physicians who were solo practitioners decreased by 21%.  During the same period, visits to physicians who were part of a group practice increased by 46%.  Offers statistics on selected characteristics of the physician’s practice, the patient, and the visit.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Federal Justice Statistics, 2008: Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=1745

Statistics on criminal case processing in the federal justice system, including arrest through sentencing and corrections.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2008-09: Statistical Analysis Report

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2011/2011301.pdf

Covers enrollments, graduation and drop-out rates, expenditures per pupil and more.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2009, and Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Staff, 2009-10

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2011/2011150.pdf

Reports, among other things, that on average professors earned approximately $103,000, associate professors earned $74,000, assistant professors earned $62,000, and instructors earned $53,000.  Also covers race/ethnicity/gender of staff and tenure status.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Virginia’s Homeless Programs 2009-10 Program Year

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD3032010/$file/RD303.pdf

Reports that 9,000 Virginians were homeless during a 24 hour snapshot count in January 2010 and that 4 to 5 times that many may experience homelessness at some point during the year.  Also describes the state’s programs of assistance for the homeless, the funding, and the number of persons served.  From the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

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