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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Science and Engineering Degrees, by Race/Ethnicity of Recipients: 2002-12

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Statistics

Covers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.  Also covers degrees awarded in Psychology, Social Sciences and, with lesser detail, Education and Humanities. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Hospital Readmissions Involving Psychiatric Disorders, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Between 2003 and 2011, hospitalization for mental disorders increased at a faster rate than for any other type of hospitalization.  The most frequently diagnosed disorders resulting in hospitalization were mood disorders and schizophrenia.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Gasoline Prices: Cyclical Trends and Market Developments

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Science/Technology,Statistics

Discusses the influence on recent gasoline prices caused by seasonality in gasoline refining and the so-called shale revolution which changed the U.S. since 2009 from a crude oil importer to a gasoline exporter.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics



Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics, 2014

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on the unemployment rate during the year for foreign-born workers, the percentage of the U.S. labor force they represent, their types of work, usual weekly earnings and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Maternal Morbidity for Vaginal and Cesarean Deliveries, According to Previous Cesarean History: New Data from the Birth Certificate, 2013

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

Presents findings on four maternal morbidities associated with labor and delivery: maternal transfusion, ruptured uterus, unplanned hysterectomy, and intensive care unit admission.  Finds that rates of maternal morbidity were higher for cesarean than vaginal deliveries.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Insurance Status by State Medicaid Expansion Status: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2013 – September 2014

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Examines changes in the percentage of persons who were uninsured, by state Medicaid expansion status, age, and poverty status.  The percentage of adults who were uninsured decreased from 20.4% in 2013 to 15.9% in April-September 2014.  Medicaid expansion states experienced a larger drop in the uninsured (10%) than non-expansion states (3%).  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Public School Safety and Discipline: 2013-14: First Look

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Headlines,Statistics

Annual report on safety and discipline plans and practices, safety and discipline training for teachers and aides, security personnel, frequency of specific discipline problems, and number of incidents of particular problems.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


High School Dropouts and Stopouts: Demographic Backgrounds, Academic Experiences, Engagement, and School Characteristics

Categories: Education,Statistics

Covers students who left school between 2009 and 2012 without graduating or those who were out of school for at least 4 weeks before returning.  Compares characteristics of these students and their schools with so-called continuous students.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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