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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence, United States, 2003-2014

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

Homicide is one of the leading causes of death for females 44 and younger. Rates of homicide vary by race/ethnicity and nearly half of victims are killed by a current or former male intimate partner.  From the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention


Invasive Cancer Incidence 2004-2013, and Deaths, 2006-2015, in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties, United States

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Finds that rural areas had lower average annual cancer incidence rates but higher death rates than metropolitan areas.  Also finds that rural areas had higher incidence of and deaths from several cancers related to tobacco use and cancers that can be prevented by screenings.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Births: Provisional Data for 2016

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

The number of births and the fertility rate in the U.S. were both down 1% in 2016.  The fertility rate of 62 births per 1,000 women was a record low for the U.S.  Also presents data on marital status of mothers, preterm births, cesarean deliveries, and low birthweight.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Health United States 2016 With Chartbook on Long-Term Trends in Health

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Includes 114 trend tables organized around 4 major subject areas: health status, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures.  The chartbook focuses on health care trends since 1975.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Pregnancy Outcomes After Maternal Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy: U.S. Territories, January1, 2016 – April 25, 2017

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

Reports on the outcome of pregnancies where there was lab evidence of possible Zika virus infection in the mothers. 5% of fetuses or infants resulting from these pregnancies had birth defects. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Police Vehicle Pursuits, 2012-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Provides details on an estimated 68,000 vehicle pursuits including pursuit policies, the number of fatalities related to pursuits, and the characteristics of pursuits in selected agencies.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Capital Punishment, 2014-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Provides information on persons under sentence of death, including summary trends, admissions and releases from death row,       and the number of people executed.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Emma and Noah Remain Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Retirement/Social Security

Provides top ten most popular male and female names for babies born in the U.S. during 2016.  The only new name in either list was Elijah, number nine on the male list.  Also discusses the effect of popular culture on names selected for newborns.  From the Social Security Administration

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