Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Capital Punishment, 2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Includes data on persons under sentence of death, persons executed, and the status of the death penalty at the state and federal level.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Declines in Births to Females Aged 10-14 in the United States, 2000-2016

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

The birth rate for teen mothers declined 57% in the U.S. from 2000 through 2016.  Birth rates for mothers aged 10-14 reached a record low in 2015 and remained at that level in 2016.  From the  National Center for Health Statistics


Asian-American Mothers: Demographic Characteristics by Maternal Place of Birth and Asian Subgroup, 2016

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

Provides demographic information about Asian-American women who gave birth in the U.S. in 2016.  Covers six subgroups: Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, whether they were born in the U.S. or abroad.  Finds that 6.4% of U.S. births in 2016 were to non-Hispanic Asian women.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Singleton Low Birthweight Rates, by Race and Hispanic Origin: United States, 2006-2016

Categories: African Americans,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

Low birthweight is among the leading causes of infant death in the U.S.  LBW rates declined from 2006-2014 but the trend reversed in 2015 and 2016 moving further away from the Healthy People 2020 Goal of reducing LBW rates.  This report shows trends in low birth rates by race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Patient Safety and Adverse Events, 2011 and 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports on progress made since a 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine that 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors resulting from systemic problems.  Reports that hospitals in 34 states  showed declines in patient adverse events from 2011 to 2014 with one exception.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy: United States, 2016

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

Asserts that 7.2% of women who gave birth in 2016 smoked cigarettes during their pregnancy.  Includes demographic and geographic characteristics of those most likely and least likely to have been smoking during pregnancy.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Drug Poisoning Mortality in the United States, 1999-2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Shows trends in drug poisoning deaths in the U.S. by nation, state, and county since 1999.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


State Variations in Infant Mortality by Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother, 2013-2015

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

Mississippi had the highest infant mortality rate and Massachusetts had the lowest.  This report covers infant mortality by geographic area and by race and Hispanic origin groups within states.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


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