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State Government Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2009

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Covers research and development expenditures by states  for sources of funds, type of researcher, and type of R&D work.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Use of Ambulatory Care Among Children, 1999 and 2009

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

Reports that the proportion of children with at least one office visit increased from 70% in 1999 to 74.9% in 2009.  Also reports on frequency of office visits by race, family income, and health insurance status.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Health Care Expenditures for the Five Most Commonly Treated Conditions of Men Ages 18 to 39, 2009

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

Identifies the five most commonly treated disorders as trauma wounds, asthma, mental conditions, acute bronchitis and skin disorders.  The most expensive per case to treat was mental conditions.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Transitions Between Nursing Homes and Hospitals in the Elderly Population, 2009

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

Compares the hospitalized elderly who come from the community and from nursing homes as to patient characteristics, reasons for hospitalization, length of stay, what resources they use at the hospital, and disposition patterns.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


2012 Annual Rate Review Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

Reports on outcome of new program that requires health insurance providers to submit proposed premium increases above a certain level for public review.  Claims $1 billion saved for consumers by Affordable Care Act.  From


U.S. Decennial Life Tables for 1999-2001: State Life Tables

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents state-specific life tables for the 50 states and DC by race (black and white) and sex.  Highest life expectancy was Hawaii at 80.23 years and lowest was DC at 73.09.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


HIV in Prisons, 2001-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents national trends in the rates of HIV and AIDS, and AIDS-related death rates among state and federal prison inmates from 2001 to 2010.  Also presents annual statistics on HIV/AIDS for state and federal inmates by jurisdiction from 2008 to 2010. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Secrecy Report 2012: Indicators of Secrecy in the Federal Government

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy

Reports the year’s developments in information classification, assertions of executive privilege, Freedom of Information Act requests and dispositions, whistleblower decisions and more.  From Open the Government.Org.


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