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State Variation in Inpatient Hospitalizations for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Conditions, 2002-2008

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Offers statistics on the characteristics of community hospitalizations for mental health and substance abuse conditions and compares these to all other stays.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Nicotine Dependence Among Persons Who Received Substance Use Treatment

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Traces patterns of similarity between those with substance addiction problems and a dependence on nicotine.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


American Time Use Survey: 2010 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Labor/Employment,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

Includes the average amount of time per day in 2010 that individuals worked, did household activities, and engaged in leisure and sports activities.   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey

Includes such data as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity, leisure time physical activity, general health status, serious psychological distress, and more.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2010

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Reports that at the time of interview in 2010 48 million persons or 16% of the population were uninsured .  The percentage of uninsured persons by state varied from a low of 4% in Massachusetts to 26% in Arizona.  The Virginia figure was 12.9%.  From the National Center for Health Statistics



Achievement Gaps: How Hispanic and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress: Statistical Analysis Report

Categories: Education,Hispanics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

This report provides detailed information on the size of the achievement gaps between Hispanic and White public school students at the national and state levels, and describes how those achievement gaps have changed over time.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2008-09: First Look

Categories: Education,Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Statistics

Covers regular, special, vocational education, and charter schools.  State and local governments provided 90% of funding, the federal government 10% in 2008-09.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


CBO’s 2011 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

Presents latest estimate of projections of federal spending and revenues over the coming decades and need to increase revenues substantially as a percentage of GDP, decrease spending from projected levels, or adopt a combination of approaches to control debt at sustainable levels.  From the Congressional Budget Office