Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Diagnostic Experiences of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr081.pdf

Provides information about the median age at which children were first diagnosed with ADHD and by what type of specialist. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Veterans’ Usual Source of Care, 2009-2012: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics,Veterans

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st479/stat479.pdf

Provides detailed estimates of the percentage of honorably discharged veterans who reported having a usual source of medical care. The estimates are presented by gender, age, race and ethnicity, poverty status, and type of health insurance. Finds that 86/8% of veterans had a USC. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Essential Health Benefits (EHB)

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44163.pdf

The Affordable Care Act requires all non-grandfathered health plans to offer a core package of health care services, known as essential health benefits. Because each state selects its own EHB benchmark plan, considerable variation occurs from state to state. This report discusses the variations and other aspects of essential health benefits under the law. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Deaths: Leading Causes for 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_10.pdf

Presents final 2012 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. Also covers leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Deaths: Final Data for 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_09.pdf

Presents final 2012 U.S. data on deaths, death rates, life expectancy, infant mortality, and trends by selected characteristics such as age, sex, Hispanic origin, race, state of residence, and cause of death. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents in the United States and Canada

Categories: Canada,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db211.pdf

Finds higher prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents aged 3-19 in the U.S. than in Canada.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

National, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months, United States, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6433a1.htm?s_cid=mm6433a1_w

Presents national, regional, state, and selected local area vaccination coverage estimates for children born from January 2011 through May 2013.  Reports that less than 1% of infants received no vaccinations, but children from households below the poverty level had lower coverage for almost all vaccinations.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten, United States, 2014-15 School Year

Categories: Children,Education,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6433a2.htm?s_cid=mm6433a2_w

Describes vaccination coverage estimates in 49 states and vaccination exemption estimates in 46 states.  Also covers estimates for the District of Columbia.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Next Page »