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Earl Gregg Swem Library

America Counts, Stories Behind the Numbers

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/AmericaCounts

An online newsroom with stories behind bureau statistics such as Where the birth rate is booming, and Why a rise in minimum wage may not mean more money for food servers.  From the Census Bureau

 

Long-Term Trends in Health Insurance Coverage

Categories: Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/health_insurance/TrendHealthInsurance1968_2016.pdf

Shows trends in health insurance coverage from 1968 to 2016 including number and percentage of people with coverage, type of coverage, and those uninsured.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Race and Hispanic Origin of Victims and Offenders, 2012-15

Categories: African Americans,Crime/Justice,Hispanics,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/rhovo1215.pdf

Presents estimates of violent victimization by the race and Hispanic origin of victims and offenders during a recent four year period.  Also covers incident characteristics such as crime type, victim-offender relationship, and reporting to police.  From the  Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Measuring the Adequacy of Retirement Income: A Primer

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53191-retirementadequacy.pdf

Examines various measures and approaches for quantifying the adequacy of retirement income.  Includes factors considered when measuring retirement income adequacy, and measures of adequacy for both single-year and multi-year analyses.  From the Congressional Budget Office

Low Wage Workers: Poverty and Use of Selected Federal Social Safety Net Programs Persist Among Working Families

State Spending: 2017 Update

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt498.pdf

Reviews changes in Virginia’s budget over the past decade and the reasons for those changes.  Identifies three major areas for the largest budget growth: health care, transportation, and education.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/85463/ap-078.pdf?v=43025

A collection of 34 charts and maps presenting information on the farm sector, food prices, food security, rural communities, agricultural production and trade and more.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits 2018

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2018.pdf

Key figures for Social Security related programs for the year including tax rates, earnings limits, COLA percent and more.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Hypertension Prevalence and Control Among Adults: United States, 2015-2016

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db289.pdf

The overall hypertension rate was 29% and increased with age from 7.5% for ages 18-39 up to 63.1% for those 60+.  Also looks at differences by races and gender. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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