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Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2014

Categories: Africa,Births/Deaths,Children,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/09/16/new-data-child-mortality-rates-falling-faster

Reports progress in reducing the level of child deaths with a decline from 12.7 million of under-five deaths worldwide in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013.  Also reports on the leading causes of under five death and the worse countries (India and Nigeria).  From UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank

 

National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2013 (Preliminary Results)

Categories: Births/Deaths,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf

Offers statistics on 4,405 fatal work injuries recorded in the U.S. in 2013.  Covers worker characteristics, types of incidents, industries and occupations related to the fatal accidents.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative

Categories: Births/Deaths,Mental Health,United Nations

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/131056/1/9789241564779_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1

Offers a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts.  Also presents strategies for countries to prevent suicides.  From the World Health Organization

 

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Mental Health,Youth

http://ojjdp.gov/pubs/243891.pdf

Incarcerated youth die by suicide at a rate two to three times higher than that of youth in the general population.  This report studies suicide as it pertains to youth and jail and offers directions for further research.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

National and State Patterns of Teen Births in the United States, 1940-2013

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_04.pdf

Presents trends from 1940 in national birth rates for teenagers with particular focus on the period since 1991.   Discloses that the birth rate for teenage mothers fell 57% between 1991 and 2013.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Baby Names in England and Wales, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Great Britain

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_374269.pdf

And the winners are:  Oliver and Amelia.  Amelia has been number one since 2011while Oliver displaced Harry, the top male name in 2011 and 2012.  Covers the top ten names.  From the Office of National Statistics

 

Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db162.pdf

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43667.pdf

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

 

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