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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trends in Infant Mortality in the United States, 2005-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes trends in infant mortality by race and Hispanic origin, by state, and by leading causes of infant deaths over the ten year period.  Declines were observed for all population subgroups except American Indian and Alaska Native persons.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Fertility Research Brief

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

Presents such fertility data as adults who do or do not have biological children, number of children, age of mother at first birth, and childbearing/coresidential relationships.  From the Census Bureau


Maricopa County Added Over 222 People Per Day in 2016, More Than Any Other County

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

Annual press release of population information which shows the Top Ten fastest growing counties by numeric and percent changes.  Also shows the Top Ten declining counties, the Top 25 fastest-growing metro areas, and the causes (births, deaths, internal migration, international migration) for the changes. Includes links to detailed statistical data.  From the Census Bureau


Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Covers recent trends in drug overdose deaths, including demographic and geographic patterns as well as the types of drugs involved.  The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2015 (16.3 per 100,000) was 2.5 times the rate in 1999.  West Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky, and Ohio had the highest drug overdose death rates.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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


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