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Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States

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

Describes recent trends in nonmarital births and in cohabitation for unmarried mothers.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Nonmarital Births: An Overview

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Children,Marriage/Family,Women

Explores the trends and reasons that nonmarital births are higher (41%) in the 2008-2013 period than formerly (28% in 1990 and 11% in 1970), discusses some of the characteristics of unwed mothers, and the role of cohabitation in producing more nonmarital births.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Deaths Attributed to Heat, Cold, and other Weather Events in the United States, 2006-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Weather/Disasters


Provides details about the types and percentages of deaths in the U.S. that are caused by various types of weather events and weather-related death rates by demographic characteristics and the victims’ county of residence and its characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics



Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Press release announcing new annual data updates to the HIV/AIDS database showing prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and death.  Includes individual country surveillance reports, sources in scientific and medical journals, and papers from international conferences.  From the Census Bureau


Noncommunicable Diseases Country Profiles 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

Provides an overview of the current status of noncommunicable diseases in each World Health Organization country, including current burden and recent trends in NCD mortality, major risk factors, and the national system’s capacity to respond to the challenge.  From the World Health Organization


Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Women

Describes changes and trends in fertility patterns among women in the U.S.  Examines fertility patterns by age, race, citizenship, employment status, and marital status.  Since 2005 more young mothers (those under age 23) were cohabiting (38%) than were married (24%) at the time of their first birth.  From the Census Bureau


One in 10 Deaths Among Working-Age Adults Due to Excessive Drinking

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

Press release which attributes excessive drinking as the cause of approximately 88,000 deaths per year from 2006 to 2010 and shortened the lives of those who died by about 30 years.  Includes links to detailed statistical tables.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Recent Declines in Induction of Labor by Gestational Age

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that, since 2006, births delivered at less than 39 weeks have declined by 12% and those at 39 or more weeks have increased by 9%.  This report explores trends in induction of labor for singleton births by gestational age, maternal characteristics, and state for 2006-2012. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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