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Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Severity, United States, 2005-2009

Categories: African Americans,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Reports that despite having lower incidence rates, Black women had a 41% higher breast cancer death rate than white women.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior in 33 Metropolitan Statistical Areas: 2008 to 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Provides data on suicidal thoughts, suicide plans, and attempted suicides for the total U.S. and for about 30 metro areas.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


American Householders are Getting Older

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release on the release of new data on American families and living arrangements.  Reports that households headed by persons  age 75+  has grown and those headed by persons 30-44 has shrunk.  From the Census Bureau


America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2012

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

A series of tables that show the demographic characteristics of American households.  Including age, race, average number of people, household relationships, and more.  From the Census Bureau


A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

Includes who and what is covered by the anti-bribery and accounting provisions, proper and improper gifts, travel and entertainment expenses, facilitating payments, the elements of an effective corporate compliance program, and more.  From the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Inappropriate Payments To Skilled Nursing Care Facilities Cost Medicare More Than a Billion Dollars in 2009

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt/Business Scandals,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Reports results of investigation that determined that 25% of Medicare claims from skilled nursing facilities in 2009 were erroneous or fraudulent resulting in $1.5 billion in inappropriate payments.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services


The Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2011

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Second annual report which supplements the official poverty measure by including benefits from government programs designed to assist low-income families and individuals.  Compares supplemental poverty estimates to official poverty estimates for numerous demographic groups.  The supplemental poverty rate was 16.1% in 2011, higher than the official rate of 15.0%.  From the Census Bureau


Offsetting a Carbon Tax’s Costs on Low-Income Households

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Income/Poverty,Taxes

Evaluates two approaches for reducing the regressive effects of a carbon tax on low-income households.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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