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Trends and Variations in Reproduction and Intrinsic Rates: United States, 1990-2014

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

Provides detailed information on fertility patterns for the 1990-2014 period to aid in understanding population growth and change in the U.S.  Examines differences between birth rates, fertility rates, and reproduction rates for demographic groups. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Emergency Department Visits Related to Suicidal Ideation, 2006-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America and the 2nd leading cause among those aged 10-44.  This report presents information on visits to hospital emergency rooms related to contemplation of suicide, including patient and hospital characteristics.  Also covers cost and length of inpatient stays. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Births: Final Data for 2015

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

Presents 2015 data on U.S. births according to such characteristics as race, Hispanic origin, maternal age, live-birth order, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, period of gestation, birthweight, and plurality.  There were 3.9 million births and a fertility rate of 62.5 per 1,000 women.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Expenditures on Children by Families, 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

AKA. The Cost of Raising a Child.  Estimates that families will spend an average of $233,610 to raise a child, born in 2015,  from birth to age 17.  Includes a range of expenditure levels, from

$174,600 for lower income families to $372,210 for higher income families.  Does not include the cost of a college education.  The annual report is used by states to determine child support and foster care guidelines.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Suicide in the Workplace

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mental Health,Statistics

Examines how the frequency of workplace suicides has changed over time and analyzes the distribution of workplace suicides among selected demographic groups and case categories.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Drugs Most Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

During the 5 year period, drug overdose deaths increased 23% to 47,055 in 2014.  Identifies the 10 drugs most frequently implicated in overdose deaths, six of which were opioids.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2014: Statistical Tables

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Reports on 1,053 deaths in local jails in 2014, an increase of 8% from 2013.  Suicides were the leading cause of death, accounting for 372.  Covers cause of death, decedent characteristics,  facility characteristics, and deaths reported by state.   From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Mortality in State Prisons, 2001-2014: Statistical Tables

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Covers the details of more than 4,000 inmate deaths in state and federal prisons during 2014 and trends from 2001.  Suicides in state prisons increased by 30% from 2013 to 2014,   Includes cause of death, decedent characteristics, and deaths reported by state.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


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