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Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security 2017

Categories: Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Highlights data on the most important aspects of the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs, including the people they serve and the benefits they provide.  From the Social Security Administration


College Applications of 2009 High School Freshmen: Differences by Race/Ethnicity

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education-Higher,Native Americans,Statistics

Finds that Asian/Pacific Islander students had the highest percentage of postsecondary applicants at 91% and American Indian/Alaska Native students had the lowest at 63%.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Unmarried Men’s Contraceptive Use at Recent Sexual Intercourse: United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes contraceptive use practices of unmarried men who are sexually active, including various male methods of contraception.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Sleep Duration and Quality Among Women Aged 40-59 by Menopausal Status

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Examines sleep problems of women in the pre-menopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal stages.  Finds that women in the menopausal stage were most likely to sleep less than 7 hours on average in a 24 hour period than other women. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Infant Mortality Rates in Rural and Urban Areas in the United States, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Finds that infant mortality rates decrease as urbanization levels increase.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Population/Census,Statistics

The uninsured rate decreased by 0.3% between 2015 and 2016.  The percentage of people without health insurance for the entire year was 8.8% or 28 million.  Also describes the percentage of people covered by private vs government health insurance.  Also covers health insurance by age and race.  From the Census Bureau


Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Presents data on income, earnings, income inequality, and poverty in the U.S.  Median household income was $59,039 which surpasses the previous high set in 1999.and represents a 3.2% increase over the 2015 figure.  The official poverty rate was 12.7%.  From the Census Bureau


Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions, Fiscal Year 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

A set of 37 data tables covering federal funds provided to colleges and universities including trends since 1963.  Provides special tables for the 100 institutions receiving the largest amounts.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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