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Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the January-March 2012 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Athletics/Exercise,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201209.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures including health insurance, availability of medical care, obesity, vaccination, smoking and alcohol consumption, psychological distress and more.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Obesity Among Older Adults in the United States, 2007-2010

Categories: Elderly,Headlines,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db106.pdf

This report presents the most recent national estimates of obesity in adults aged 65 and over.  It also examines changes in the prevalence of obesity between 1999 and 2010.  More than one-third of older adults were obese in 2007-2010.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2011-12, Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2010-11, and 12-Month Enrollment: 2010-11

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012289rev.pdf

Revised version of a preliminary report released in July 2012 covering attendance costs, degrees conferred, and enrollment figures.   From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2011 and Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2010-11

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012156rev.pdf

A revised version of a preliminary report released in August 2012 covering employment status, academic rank, tenure, ethnicity and gender of employees and data on the amount of aid received by students.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Preventing a Security Crisis in the Caribbean

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Latin America

http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve/?File_id=90bb66bc-3371-4898-8415-fbfc31c0ed24

Provides recommendations for Congress and the Obama administration on targeting law enforcement efforts to disrupt drug trafficking patterns and improve security in the Caribbean area.  From the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

 

Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13465

Argues the need for major changes in the structure of federal programs due to the increasingly large percentage of the U.S. population that is over 65.  From the National Research Council