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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Awareness, Treatment, and Control of Hypertension: United States, 2003-2010

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

Discovers that among those with stage 1 and stage 2 hypertension, treatment with medication was lower for Mexican Americans and African Americans.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Today’s Baccalaureate: The Fields and Courses That 2007-2008 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients Studied

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Provides information about broad fields studied and the courses most often taken by degree recipients and characteristics of students taking those courses. Also shows STEM courses most often taken by non-STEM majors and non-STEM courses most often taken by STEM majors.   From the National Center for Education Statistics.


The Condition of Education 2013

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

The 2013 report presents 42 indicators of important trends and developments in public education.  The indicators focus on population characteristics, participation in education, elementary and secondary education, and postsecondary education.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Declines in State Teen Birth Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin

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

Reports that teen birth rates fell sharply in the period 2007-2011.  Provides rates by state and demographic characteristics of teens.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Texas Cities Lead Nation in Population Growth

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Urban Issues

Press release which reveals that eight of the fifteen fastest-growing large U.S. cities and towns are in Texas.  Offers links to tables with the 15 fastest growing large cities and the 15 cities with the largest numeric increase.  From the Census Bureau


Effects of a Carbon Tax on the Economy and the Environment

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Taxes

This study examines how a carbon tax, combined with alternative uses of the revenues–such as reducing budget deficits, decreasing existing marginal tax rates, or offsetting the costs that a carbon tax would impose on certain people—might affect the economy and the environment.  From the Congressional Budget Office.


Commonwealth of Virginia Critical Shortage Teaching Endorsement Areas for 2013-2014 School Year

Categories: Education,Virginia Issues$file/RD133.pdf

Lists the Top Ten critical shortage teaching endorsement areas in Virginia for the 2013-14 school year and explains how they were determined.  From the Virginia Department of Education


Crime in Virginia 2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD130.pdf

Annual collection of crime statistics for the state of Virginia.  From the Department of State Police


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