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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Deaths: Leading Causes for 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_07.pdf

Presents final 2011 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin.  Also presents leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Fetal and Perinatal Mortality: United States, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_08.pdf

Presents 2013 fetal and perinatal mortality by maternal age and status, race, Hispanic origin, state of residence, fetal birthweight, gestational age, plurality, and sex.  Also reviews trends in fetal and perinatal mortality.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

2014-15 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Methodology Report

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015098.pdf

Describes the universe, methods, and editing procedures used in the federal government’s collection of data on colleges and universities.  From the Education Department

 

Technology Assessment: Nuclear Reactors: Status and Challenges in Development and Deployment of New Commercial Concepts

Categories: Energy,Nuclear Energy,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/671686.pdf

Discusses the status of new reactor concepts such as light water small modular reactors, the intended benefits of new advanced reactor concepts, and the challenges associated with bringing these new reactors online.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

U.S. Agricultural Trade with Cuba: Current Limitations and Future Prospects

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44119.pdf

Looks at the prospects for expanded trade in agricultural products with Cuba and the potential threat to fruit and vegetable growers in Florida from Cuban products subsidized by the government.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

A Primer on WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44115.pdf

Discusses the eligibility, benefits, and delivery systems for the program which provides food, nutrition education, and health care services to women, infants, and children.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement

Categories: Energy,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43333.pdf

Provides background information on the Iran Nuclear Agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and the arguments of its defenders and critics.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2014

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Procurement,Iraq,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44116.pdf

Provides details about contractor/troop levels and expenditures for contractors by the U.S. military during the period of study.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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