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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing of Teenagers Aged 15-19 in the United States

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

In 2013 the U.S. birth rate for teenagers dropped 57% from its peak in 1991, but U.S. rates are higher than those in other developed countries.  This report provides trends and recent national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing for U.S. teens.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Births: Preliminary Data for 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents preliminary 2014 birth information by age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin of mother, marital status, cesarean delivery, preterm births, and low birthweight.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Three Decades of Nonmarital First Births Among Fathers Aged 15-44 in the United States

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Nonmarital childbearing in the U.S. increased from the 1940s to the 1990s, peaked in 2007-2008, and declined in 2013.  This report examines this trend by father’s age at birth and race/ Hispanic origin.  Also examines  births occurring in cohabiting unions.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Maternal Morbidity for Vaginal and Cesarean Deliveries, According to Previous Cesarean History: New Data from the Birth Certificate, 2013

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

Presents findings on four maternal morbidities associated with labor and delivery: maternal transfusion, ruptured uterus, unplanned hysterectomy, and intensive care unit admission.  Finds that rates of maternal morbidity were higher for cesarean than vaginal deliveries.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Top 10 Baby Names for 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Retirement/Social Security

The annual listing of the most popular baby names in the U. S. over the past year (Noah and Emma) and the most popular names by year going back to 1879.  From the Social Security Administration


Interpregnancy Intervals in the United States: Data from the Birth Certificate and the National Survey of Family Growth

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents the results of surveys of time between a live birth and conception of a subsequent live birth by state, age at delivery, marital status, education, number of previous births and race/ethnicity.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the Second Session Thirty-Eighth Congress

Categories: Births/Deaths,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

Also known as Assassination of Abraham Lincoln … Appendix to Diplomatic Correspondence of 1865.  Features documents of condolence and sympathy from various countries on the occasion of the death of the president.  A unique volume in the Foreign Relations series.  From the State Department


Fertility of Women in the United States, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

A set of 6 statistical tables with information on children ever born, rates of childlessness, and relationship status at first birth for women with selected demographic characteristics.  From the Census Bureau



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