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Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Sixteenth Report to Congress

Categories: Births/Deaths,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257521/WelfareIndicators.pdf

Covers 10 indicators and predictors of welfare dependence.  Reveals that more than half (56%) of TANF and SNAP recipients are in the labor force and that the share of the population receiving more than half of their income from welfare benefits (4.9% or 15.5 million persons) has declined from recent peaks in 2010.  Also covers poverty rate, food insecurity, and births to unmarried women.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

(births/deaths     food/nutrition     income/poverty     labor/employment     statistics     welfare/social services)

Infant Mortality Rates in Rural and Urban Areas in the United States, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db285.pdf

Finds that infant mortality rates decrease as urbanization levels increase.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

HIV in Prisons, 2015 Statistical Tables

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hivp15st.pdf

At the end of 2015 an estimated 17, 150 prisoners under state and federal custody had HIV.  Shows trends on this topic including AIDs related deaths since data were first collected in 1991 and data at the state level.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

United States Life Tables, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_04.pdf

In 2014 the overall U.S. expectation for life span at birth was 78.9 years, a slight increase from 2013.  Also shows life expectancy rates by sex and race/Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Drug Overdose Deaths Among Adolescents Aged 15-19 in the United States: 1999-2015

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db282.pdf

Shows rates and trends for both males and females for the period.  Opioids accounted for the highest number of drug overdose deaths in the 15-19 age group. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

U.S. and State Trends on Teen Births, 1990-2015

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-visualization/teen-births/

Interactive tool that offers maps and trend lines for each of the 50 states by individual year or all years.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15-19 Years by Sex, United States, 1975-2015

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

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6630a6.htm

Provides a graph and brief trend discussion of the variation of suicide rates over the 40 year period for male and female teens.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence, United States, 2003-2014

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

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6628a1.htm

Homicide is one of the leading causes of death for females 44 and younger. Rates of homicide vary by race/ethnicity and nearly half of victims are killed by a current or former male intimate partner.  From the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

 

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