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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Unintentional Drowning Deaths in the United States, 1999-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Provides information on drowning deaths in the U.S. over the past decade including trends, and patterns by location, age, and sex.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Global Study on Homicide 2013: Trends, Contexts, Data

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics,United Nations

Aims to improve understanding of criminal violence by providing information on where it occurs, who is most at risk, and how their lives are taken.  Reports that 437,000 persons were killed in 2012 with the largest number (36%) occurring in the Americas.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


Vital Signs: Births to Teens Aged 15-17 Years, United States, 1991-2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women,Youth

Examines trends in births to teens by age, race, and state for a 21 year period.  Finds that births to teens aged 15-17 years of age have declined but still account for about one quarter of births to teens aged 15-19.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


7 Million Premature Deaths Annually Linked to Air Pollution

Categories: Births/Deaths,Environment,Health/Medical

Offers estimates that in 2012 1 in 8 deaths in the world resulted from exposure to air pollution.  Indoor and outdoor air pollution were linked to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. From the World Health Organization


Trends in Out-of-Hospital Births in the United States, 1990-2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Examines recent trends and characteristics of out-of-hospital births, including home and birthing center births, in the U.S. from 1990-2012.  Also compares selected characteristics with those of hospital births.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


A Guide to U.S. Military Casualty Statistics: Operation New Dawn, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom

Categories: Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Statistics

Includes statistics on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), amputations, evacuations, and the demographics of casualties. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Child Passenger Safety

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

Reports a 43% drop in deaths of children in motor vehicle accidents in the past decade, provides information on how to ensure greater safety for child passengers, and examines the relationship between state laws relating to child restraints and safety.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Primary Cesarean Delivery Rates, by State: Results from the Revised Birth Certificate, 2006-2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Describes state-specific trends in cesarean delivery rates from 2006 through 2012 for areas that implemented the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth.  Cesarean deliveries reached a peak of nearly 32% of all births in 2009, then declined slightly.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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