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The Five Most Costly Children’s Conditions, 2011: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Children, Ages 0-17

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

The top five in costly conditions for children were mental disorders, asthma, trauma-related disorders, acute bronchitis, and otitis media.  Offers charts on expenditures, number of children afflicted, and source of payment.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


A Rough Guide to Afghan Youth Politics

Categories: Afghanistan,Youth

Explores how a growing youth population  and an increasing number of young political leaders are reshaping Afghan politics.  From the U.S. Institute of Peace


Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: A Pilot Study of Job-Transfer or Work-Restriction Cases, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports results of a study to learn more about the case circumstances and worker characteristics for occupational injury or illness cases that resulted in days of job transfer or work restrictions for workers in six private industry subsectors in 2012.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson on Improved Health Insurance Questions in the Current Population Survey

Categories: Health Insurance,Population/Census

Describes reasons for the redesign of the health insurance questions on the Current Population Survey and provides some links to additional information.  From the Census Bureau.


Regional Variation in Use of Complementary Health Approaches by U.S. Adults

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Presents estimates of the four most commonly used complementary health approaches among adults aged 18 + in 9 geographic regions.  Finds the leading non-conventional health approach in the U.S. was the use of nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements with such use highest in the Mountain, Pacific and West North Central regions.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Provides analysis and statistics on rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault committed by intimate partners, immediate family members, or other relatives.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


An Analysis of the President’s 2015 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics,Taxes

Sections on how the president’s budget proposals would affect federal deficits and the debt, what proposals would have the largest budgetary effects, and how CBO’s estimates differ from those of the administration.  From the Congressional Budget Office


GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?

Contains list of documents in 64 binders obtained by congressional oversight committee about
General Motors safety defect which was hidden from the public for years.  From the House Energy and Commerce Committee


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