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Wives’ Earnings Make Gains Relative to Husbands’: New Statistics Reveal a Variety of Characteristics About U.S. Families.

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

Press release with summary of statistics about American families. From the Census Bureau


America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2015

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

A series of tables on U.S. families including average size of different kinds of families, living arrangements of children, the various kinds of family groups, and opposite sex, unmarried couples living together. From the Census Bureau


Total and High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Adults: United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

During 2011-14, 12.1% of U.S. adults had high total cholesterol and 18.5% had low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. Also provides information by race and gender. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Hypertension Prevalence and Control Among Adults: United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

The prevalence of hypertension among adults was 30% for men and 28% for women in the 2011-14 period. High blood pressure also increases with age. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Estimated Prevalence of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Following Questionnaire Changes in the 2014 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Statistics

Explains how changing the questionnaire led to a significant increase in estimated prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), from an estimated annualized prevalence of 1.25% based on 2011-13 data to 2.24% on 2014 data. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Public School Teacher Autonomy in the Classroom Across School Years 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12

Categories: Education,Statistics

Examines how teachers’ perceptions of their influence over classroom instruction and management have changed over these three school years. Also reviews how levels of teacher autonomy vary across selected teacher and school characteristics. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Enrollment and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2014; and Financial Statistics and Academic Libraries, Fiscal Year 2014: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

Provides a sample of information on enrollment, finances, employees, and libraries for colleges and universities from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The library section covers collections, expenditures, and services. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Replacing Military Personnel in Support Positions with Civilian Employees

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

Examines the costs and options for replacing military personnel with civilians in commercial positions that perform support functions. From the Congressional Budget Office


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