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Adverse Drug Events in U.S. Hospitals, 2010 Versus 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Adverse drug events are the leading type of nonsurgical adverse event occurring in U.S. hospitals with an estimated 1.6 million events in 2010.  ADEs are increasingly common because of the increased use of prescription drugs.  This report presents characteristics of hospital inpatient stays involving an ADE from 28 states in 2010 and 2014.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


2018 Science and Engineering Indicators

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

Offers statistics on science and engineering education at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels, the science and engineering labor force, research and development trends in the U.S. and the world, academic and industry research, public understanding and support for sci-tech, and invention/innovation. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Tobacco Product Use Among Military Veterans, United States, 2010-2015

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Veterans

Finds that nearly 30% of veterans use tobacco products, a much higher percentage than among the adult population at large, with cigarettes the most common product used.  Also covers tobacco quit ratios.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


To Walk the Earth in Safety: Documenting the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Guns,Statistics

The 16th or 2017 edition, covering U.S. efforts in 2016 to keep weapons out of the wrong hands and assist nations in clearing landmines and other unexploded ordnance. Offers a worldwide survey.  From the State Department


Union Members 2017

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

The union membership rate, meaning the percentage of wage and salary workers who were members of unions, was unchanged from the previous year at 10.7%.  In 1983, when such records began, the membership rate was 20.1%.  The rate of union membership was more than five times higher among public-sector workers than private-sector workers. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


High School Students’ Views on Who Influences Their Thinking about Education and Careers

Categories: Careers,Education,Statistics,Youth

Uses a 2009 survey to determine the relative importance of school officials in helping students decide on future education and career fields. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Drug Poisoning Mortality in the United States, 1999-2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Shows trends in drug poisoning deaths in the U.S. by nation, state, and county since 1999.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Access and Utilization by Medicaid Expansion Status for Low-Income Adults Aged 19-64: Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2016

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Provides four tables with information about access to health care and use of health care services by adults at the federal poverty level and by states’ Medicaid Expansion Status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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