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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth

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

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

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

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

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


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