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Health Insurance Status of Young Adults, Ages 22-26, 2008

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that 48% of young adults were uninsured at some point during 2008 and 26% were uninsured for the entire year.  Also shows trend data since 1996.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Work Experience of the Population: 2009

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides statistics on the number of persons who worked full-time as a proportion of the total work force, and the number of persons who experienced some unemployment.  Provides data on the unemployed by sex, race and ethnicity.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Births: Final Data for 2008

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Offers 2008 data on U.S. births according to various maternal and infant characteristics including age, live-birth order, race, marital status, method of delivery, and birthweight.  The birth rate for women 40-44 rose to the highest level in more than 40 years.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Electronic Medical Record/Electronic Health Record Systems of Office-Based Physicians: United States, 2009 and Preliminary 2010 State Estimates

Categories: Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Statistics

48.3% of physicians reported using all or partial electronic medical record systems in their office-based practices.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2008

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents preliminary data on deaths, death rates, life expectancy, leading causes of death, and infant mortality for the U.S. for 2008.  Places the preliminary estimate of life expectancy at birth for the total U.S. population in 2008 at 77.8 years, a slight decrease compared to 2007.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2008

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Statistics

Describes the number of property and violent crimes suffered by people with disabilities, including  characteristics of victims and crimes, relation between victim and offender, and comparisons to persons without disabilities.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

2007-2008 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study Full-Scale Methodology Report

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Describes the methods and procedures used for the 2008 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, which provides information on trends in financial aid and on the way families pay for postsecondary education.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2008: Compendium Report

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Youth

Provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three and one half decades, and examines the characteristics of high school dropouts and high school completers in 2008.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

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