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Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2010

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

Estimates that 32,788 people died in motor vehicle traffic accidents in 2010, a decline of about 3% compared to 2009.  Officials expect the 2010 total to be the lowest fatality rate per miles traveled since record keeping began in 1949.   From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Multifactor Productivity Trends, 2009

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that productivity grew at a modest 0.1 percent annual rate in 2009.  Also provides historic trends.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Report to Congress on a Study of the Large Group Market

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations

Another in a series of reports on the health marketplace in the U.S. in connection with the implementation of the health reform legislation.  Examines the two primary types of employer-provided health insurance: plans purchased through an insurance company or self-insured approaches where the employer assumes the risk of paying for employee claims expenses.  From the Department of Health and Human Services

Report to Nation Finds Continued Declines in Many Cancer Rates

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Rates of death from cancers for men and women continued to decline between 2003 and 2007.  Also, the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses declined slightly.  Press release from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Full report appeared in privatized Journal of National Cancer Institute.

Recent Decline in Births in the United States, 2007-2009

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics,Women

Reports that from 2007-2009 birth rates for all women aged 15-44 fell for most states and nearly all population subgroups.  Fertility rates fell more rapidly from 2007-2009 than for any 2-year period in more than 30 years.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Vitamin D Status: United States, 2001-2006

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

Reports that in 2001 two-thirds of the U.S. population had sufficient Vitamin D.  This report presents the most recent national data on Vitamin D status in the U.S. population.  Results are presented by age, sex, race and ethnicity, and, for women, by pregnancy and lactation status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Punitive Damage Awards in State Courts, 2005

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Discusses frequency and success rates of cases in state trial courts where punitive damages were sought.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Workplace Violence, 1993-2009

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on the declining incidence of workplace violence over the study period, but also that 572,000 nonfatal violent crimes occurred against workers while they were on duty in 2009.  This report also discusses differences in workplace violence among various occupations, trend information, and characteristics of crimes and victims.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

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