Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Over 97 Million Personal Vehicles Entered the U.S. in 2009

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Transportation

Provides statistics on the number of trucks, cars, buses, and trains that entered the U.S. from Canada and Mexico during 2009.  Also provides statistics on merchandise trade with Canada and Mexico by various forms of freight shipment.  Also lists top ten U.S. gateways for trade with Canada and Mexico.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Medicare Part D Pharmacy Discounts for 2008

Categories: Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Provides information about how sponsors negotiate discounts with pharmacies, how these discounts differ among brand-name and generic drugs, and whether the discounts are passed on to beneficiaries and the government.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services

Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2010

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

This report summarizes key trends in carbon dioxide emissions, fuel economy and technology usage related to model year 1975 through 2010 passenger cars and light-duty trucks such as minivans, sport utility vehicles, and pickup trucks.  Emission trends have moved through 4 phases in this time period: rapid decrease from 1975-1981, slower decrease until 1987, gradual increase until 2004, and a decrease since 2005 with the largest decrease in 2009.  Fuel economy has moved in the opposite directions.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

2011 Army Weapon Systems

Categories: Defense/Military

Provides information on mission role, description of weapon system, program status, and projected activities.  From the Department of Defense, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Report on Quality Changes for 2011 Motor Vehicles

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Transportation

Reports that the value of quality changes for a sample of 2011 model year domestically produced passenger cars included in the Producer Price Index for October averaged $100.80.  There was an average $7.57 increase in price for 2011 models as compared to 2010 models.  Also offers comparable information for light trucks.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Increasing Prevalence of Parent-Reported Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Children: United States, 2003 and 2007

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Youth

Describes results from the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health which revealed that the percentage of children aged 4-17 years with a parent-reported ADHD diagnosis increased from 7.8% to 9.5% during 2003-2007 or a 21.8% increase in 4 years.  Among older teens the increase was 42%.  Provides statistics on diagnoses and medication by age, sex, race/ethnicity, poverty level, health insurance and region.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Categories: Careers,Health/Medical

Explores how nurses’ roles, responsibilities, and education should change to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to improve America’s health system.  From the Institute of Medicine

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