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Earl Gregg Swem Library

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: National Youth Fitness Survey Plan, Operations, and Analysis, 2012: Data Evaluation and Methods Research

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Youth

Describes current efforts  to measure physical fitness of American youth.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the January-September 2013 National Health Interview Survey

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates for 1997-2012 for comparison.  Measures include persons without health insurance coverage, persons who have a usual place to go for medical care, persons who failed to get needed medical care due to cost, alcohol consumption and smoking, mental distress and so forth. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Northwestern University and College Athletes Players Association

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor Unions,Laws/Regulations

Decision of the Chicago area NLRB that college athletes receiving athletic scholarships are employees of the university they represent and are legally entitled to form a union.  A  former quarterback at Northwestern University began the unionization effort to gain medical coverage for players with football-related injuries.   From the National Labor Relations Board Chicago Region Office


Physical Activity in U.S. Youth Aged 12-15 Years, 2012

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Presents the most recent national data from 2012 on self-reported physical activity among youth 12-15.  Also describes the most common types of physical activities in which youths engage.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Measures of Muscular Strength in U.S. Children and Adolescents

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Provides the first nationally representative data on core, upper body, and lower body measures of muscle strength among U.S. children and adolescents aged 6-15. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Talent Recruitment and Firm Performance: The Business of Major League Sports

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Business/Economics,Labor/Employment

Analyzes information on worker performance and firm revenues/costs to investigate the relationship between talent migration and firm profitability.  From the Census Bureau


Review of Non-Academic Services and Costs at Virginia’s Public Higher Education Institutions

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

The second in a series of reports by a legislative commission on how to reduce the cost of public higher education in Virginia.  Focuses on intercollegiate athletic programs, campus recreation facilities, student housing and dining, and auxiliary enterprise facilities.  Finds that sports programs do not generate enough revenue to cover their expenses and use, on average, 12% of tuition and fees.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the January – March 2013 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Athletics/Exercise,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Features statistics on a variety of health-related factors such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity, medical care,  health insurance status, psychological distress and more.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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