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Survey of Doctorate Recipients: Survey Year 2015

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/doctoratework/2015/

Offers a list of statistical tables with details about doctorate recipients by field of study, employment characteristics, demographic characteristics, occupation, mean annual salary,  and more.  Includes social sciences and medical fields.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db306.pdf

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

 

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017

Categories: Children,Education,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://www.childstats.gov/pubs/

Statistics on children’s welfare including demographic background, family and social environment, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, health and more.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

Health Care Funding: Federal Obligations to and Expenditures by Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities, Fiscal Years 2013-2015

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Women

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690490.pdf

Describes federal funding to four organizations—Federally Qualified Health Centers, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America—and how the four organizations spend their federal funds.  Also includes services provided and populations targeted by the groups and annual reporting requirements. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2016

Categories: Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/gradpostdoc/2016/

Includes 55 data tables on graduate students in STEM fields by field and gender.  Also includes tables on enrollment by state and institution, on citizenship, ethnicity and race, and on institutional rankings.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Patient Safety and Adverse Events, 2011 and 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb237-Patient-Safety-Adverse-Events-2011-2014.pdf

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db305.pdf

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

 

Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2 in Persons Aged 14-49: United States, 2015-2016

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db304.pdf

Finds that the prevalence of Type 1 was 47.8% and Type 2 was 11.9% and that the prevalence was higher among females than males.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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