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Depression in Adults: Screening: Final Recommendation Statement

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Women

Statement which recommends screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, at the primary care level. Calls for adequate systems to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up. Includes rationale, clinical considerations, and a lengthy discussion section. From the U.S. Preventive Services


Zika Virus

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Women

Offers information about the disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and affected areas. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Mean Age of Mothers is on the Rise: United States, 2000-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

Presents trends in the mean age at first and higher birth orders by race and Hispanic origin of mother and by state from 2000 to 2014. Mean age of mothers at first birth rose from 24.9 years to 26.3 in the time range covered by the study. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Births: Final Data for 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Presents data on 2014 births by characteristics such as maternal age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, birthweight, and plurality. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

Tracks women’s historic participation in the U.S. labor force and their earnings. Also covers educational attainment, hours, disability, union membership, and veterans status. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Women and the Selective Service

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Women

Examines in brief how the recent Defense Department decision to open all combat jobs to women could affect the Selective Service Act. Examines current law and regulations relating to military registration and the background of past legal challenges based on issues of gender. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Number of Minority- and Women-Owned Firms Each Increase by More than 2 Million Nationally

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics,Women

Los Angeles County led the nation in the number of Hispanic-, Asian-, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms in 2012 and ranked second in the number of African American-owned firms. Shows an overall rise of minority-owned firms from 5.8 million in 2007 to 8.0 million in 2012. From the Census Bureau


2010 Pregnancy Rates Among U.S. Women

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Reports that the pregnancy rate for women in the U.S. continued to decline in 2010 to 98.7 per 1,000 women, a record low for the 1976-2010 period. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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