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Growth in DoD’s Budget From 2000 to 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that the Defense Department’s budget grew from $384 billion in 2000 to $502 billion in 2014 in inflation-adjusted real terms, an overall increase of 31%.  Also breaks down the increases by component parts of the defense budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2015 to 2024

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics,Taxes

Provides estimates of the potential budgetary savings from 79 options that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues over the next decade.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Characteristics of Residents Living in Residential Care Communities, by Community Bed Size: United States, 2012

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Finds that smaller communities had a higher percentage of residents who were male, minority, and receiving Medicaid.  They tended to be more impaired.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Operating Characteristics of Residential Care Communities, by Community Bed Size: United States 2012

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents the most current national estimates of residential care facilities, those that provide assistance with living but not skilled care, and compares selected residential care community characteristics by bed size.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Trends in Fetal and Perinatal Mortality in the United States, 2006-2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Examines trends in stillbirths by race and Hispanic origin and by state.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Household Poverty and Nonfatal Violent Victimization, 2008-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Examines the violent victimization experiences of people living in households at various levels of poverty, focusing on type of violence, victim’s race or Hispanic origin, and location of residence. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2005-10; and Student Financial Aid in Postsecondary Institutions, Academic Year 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Provisional data on student graduation rates over a specified period of time and on the number of students awarded financial aid and the amount awarded.  Finds that 59% of full-time students completed a bachelor’s degree within 6 years.  Also provides average cost of attendance and net cost (after financial aid).  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Distribution of U.S. Health Care Providers Residing in Rural and Urban Areas

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues

Presents statistics on the supply and distribution of practitioners in 32 health occupations across rural and urban areas, based on their place of residence.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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