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United States Life Tables, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_03.pdf

Complete period life tables for the U.S. by race, Hispanic origin, and sex based on death rates in 2013.  Overall expectation of life  at birth was 78.8 years, unchanged from 2012.  Life expectancy at birth declined for both the white population and the non-Hispanic white population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

United States Life Tables, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_03.pdf

Complete period life tables for the U.S. by race, Hispanic origin, and sex based on death rates in 2013.  Overall expectation of life  at birth was 78.8 years, unchanged from 2012.  Life expectancy at birth declined for both the white population and the non-Hispanic white population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Drug Poisoning Mortality: United States, 1999-2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-visualization/drug-poisoning-mortality/

“Storyboard” treatment of drug poisoning deaths at the national, state, and county levels.  Slider device enables retrieval of information by demographic characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Homeschooling in the United States: 2012

Categories: Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016096rev.pdf

Provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012, including demographic characteristics of homeschoolers and reasons parents choose to homeschool their kids.  Also includes information on curriculum sources, online learning, and math/science teaching.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

A Quarter Century of Changes in the Elementary and Secondary Teaching Force: From 1987 to 2012: Statistical Analysis Report

Categories: Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017092.pdf

Examines key changes in the characteristics of  the teaching force during the 25 year period including number of teachers, level of teaching experience, and racial/ethnic diversity of teachers.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Water Quality Changes in the Nation’s Streams and Rivers

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics

https://nawqatrends.wim.usgs.gov/swtrends/

Interactive map product which allows users to get a long-term look at water quality changes in U.S. rivers and streams over time.  Covers 1400 sites from 1972 to 2012.  From the Geological Survey

 

An Analysis of Private-Sector Prices for Hospital Admissions

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/workingpaper/52567-hospitalprices.pdf

Compares hospital insurance rates of commercial plans with those of Medicare fee-for-service plans and finds that Medicare rates were on average 47% lower than commercial rates with variations across metro areas and across hospitals within metro areas.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52480-ltbo.pdf

Finds that U.S. federal debt held by the public is now at 77% of GDP, the highest level since shortly after World War II.  If current laws remain unchanged, the debt will rise sharply over the next 30 years to 150% of GDP.  The report also discusses the demographic and economic trends that underlie the long-term projections.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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