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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Comparison of 25 Years of Consumer Expenditures by Homeowners and Renters

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-1/pdf/a-comparison-of-25-years-of-consumer-expenditures-by-homeowners-and-renters.pdf

Shows changes in major categories of expenses for owners and renters from 1986 to 2010.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure: United States, 2000-2010

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db108.pdf

Examines trends in hospitalization for congestive heart failure, including the significant increase in males under age 65 who were hospitalized for CHF.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Current Contraceptive Use in the United States, 2006-2010, and Changes in Patterns of Use Since 1995

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr060.pdf

Presents national estimates of contraceptive use among women of childbearing age (15-44 years of age) in 2006-2010.  Also covers the effectiveness of various methods in preventing pregnancy.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Criminal Victimization 2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Statistics

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv11.pdf

Reports on an estimated 5.8 million violent crime victimizations and 17 million property crime victimizations in 2011.  Includes types of crimes, demographic characteristics of victims, geographic location, trends since 2002, and types of crimes reported and not reported to police.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Social Indicators

Categories: Great Britain,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP12-59.pdf

Summarizes a wide range of British social statistics, including crime, justice, defense, education, elections, health and population plus a look back at the summer Olympics.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 12/59.

 

The Foreign Born from Asia: 2011

Categories: Asian Americans,Headlines,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-06.pdf

This American Community Survey brief discusses the size, place of birth, citizenship status, educational attainment, and geographic distribution of the foreign born from Asia in the United States.  Data are presented at the national and state level.  From the Census Bureau

 

Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Infection Associated with Injection of Methylprednisolone Acetate Solution from a Single Compounding Pharmacy: United States, 2012

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6141a4.htm?s_cid=mm6141a4_w

Provides the details of the meningitis outbreak caused by steroid injections for back pain.  Includes statistics on characteristics of patients and symptoms of the disease.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

National Do Not Call Registry Data Book FY2012

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2012/10/1210dnc-databook.pdf

Contains statistical data on the registrations in the Registry, the subscriptions of telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the Registry, and the complaints consumers submit about violations of the do-not-call rules.   From the Federal Trade Commission

 

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