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Congressional Statistics, December 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides fact sheets and statistical tables on number of recipients and total dollar amounts for the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs by state and congressional district.  From the Social Security Administration



FDA and EPA Issue Updated Draft Advice for Fish Consumption

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition!OpenDocument

Calls for pregnant and breast-feeding women and young children to eat more fish lower in mercury for developmental and health benefits.  From the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration


Expenditures for Treatment of Mental Health Disorders Among Children, Ages 5-17, 2009-2011

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

During the study period, an annual average of 9.3% of U.S. children received some type of treatment for mental health at an annual average expenditure $10.9 billion.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Why Do Youth Join Boko Haram?

Categories: Africa,Terrorism,Youth

Examines the reasons why young men join extremist organizations like Boko Haram and what the Nigerian government might do to alleviate this problem. From the United States Institute of Peace


Widespread but Slower Growth in 2013: Advance 2013 and Revised 1997-2012 Statistics of GDP by State

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Real GDP increased in 49 states but real GDP growth slowed from 2.5% in 2012 to 1.8% in 2013 according to latest figures.  Virginia’s state GDP increase in 2013 was just 0.1%  which ranked 48th among the states.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics: 2013

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics

17.6% of persons with a disability in the U.S. were employed during 2013, virtually unchanged from 2012.  The figure for persons without a disability was 64%.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


2012 Zip Code Business Patterns

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

2012 data on the number of business establishments by employment size by detailed industry for zip code areas is now available at this site.  Pick state, zip code, or metro/micro area.  From the Census Bureau


Marriage, Cohabitation, and Men’s Use of Preventive Health Care Services

Categories: Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Examines whether co-habiting partners of unmarried men play a health-promoting role similar to that of spouses.  Finds that marriage is associated with a greater likelihood of a health care visit in the past 12 months.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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