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Apportionment Population and Number of Representatives by State: 2010 Census

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://2010.census.gov/news/pdf/apport2010_table1.pdf

Table shows state population as of Census 2010, the number of representatives on basis of 2010 Census, and the change from Census 2000 apportionment.  Map view of changes.  From the Census Bureau

State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2010

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssi_st_asst/2010/ssi_st_asst2010.pdf

Provides data on selected characteristics of state assistance programs for Supplemental Security Income recipients as of January 1, 2010 .   From the Social Security Administration

Main Reason for Not Having a Usual Source of Care: Differences by Race/Ethnicity, Income, and Insurance Status, 2007.

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st308/stat308.pdf

Examines the reasons individuals give for not having a usual source of medical care.  Most frequent reasons are don’t get sick, cost of medical care, and lack of health insurance.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Hospital Utilization Among Oldest Adults, 2008

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb103.pdf

Looks at the use of hospitals by the elderly in their late 70s and 80s and the cost implications of an aging population.  Also discusses diagnoses most often associated with the late elderly and the procedures most often performed.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Adults: 2008 and 2009

Categories: Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k10/212/SuicidalThoughtsHTML.pdf

Offers estimates of the number of adults in the U.S. who had thought seriously of committing suicide in 2008 and 2009.  Also covers demographic characteristics of those considering suicide and medical attention provided.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

International Comparisons of Manufacturing Productivity and Unit Labor Cost Trends, 2009

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod4.pdf

In 2009 manufacturing labor productivity decreased in 12 of 19 economies.  The U.S. had the largest productivity increase and Japan the largest decline.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2010

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless201012.pdf

The number of American homes with only wireless telephones continues to grow.  In the first half of 2010, 26% of American home had only wireless phones.  This report also provides characteristics of the wireless population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Life Expectancy Free of Chronic Condition-Induced Activity Limitations Among White and Black Americans, 2000-2006

Categories: African Americans,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_034.pdf

Reports that expected years free of activity limitations increased for the white and black populations of both sexes.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

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