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Describing the Increase in Preterm Births in the United States, 2014-2016

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

This report describes trends in total, early (less than 34 weeks), and late (34-36 weeks) preterm births by plurality, race and Hispanic origin of the mother, and state of residence during the time period.  Since 2014 the rate of preterm births has risen after declining from 2007 to 2014. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Declines in Births to Females Aged 10-14 in the United States, 2000-2016

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

The birth rate for teen mothers declined 57% in the U.S. from 2000 through 2016.  Birth rates for mothers aged 10-14 reached a record low in 2015 and remained at that level in 2016.  From the  National Center for Health Statistics


Asian-American Mothers: Demographic Characteristics by Maternal Place of Birth and Asian Subgroup, 2016

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

Provides demographic information about Asian-American women who gave birth in the U.S. in 2016.  Covers six subgroups: Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, whether they were born in the U.S. or abroad.  Finds that 6.4% of U.S. births in 2016 were to non-Hispanic Asian women.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017

The first human rights report prepared by officials of the Trump administration drops the section on Reproductive Rights, that covered access to contraception and abortion, and omits the phrase “Occupied Territories” from the description of Israel’s presence in Gaza and the West Bank. The annual report is mandated by Congress.   From the State Department


Health Care Funding: Federal Obligations to and Expenditures by Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities, Fiscal Years 2013-2015

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Women

Describes federal funding to four organizations—Federally Qualified Health Centers, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America—and how the four organizations spend their federal funds.  Also includes services provided and populations targeted by the groups and annual reporting requirements. From the Government Accountability Office


Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2016

Categories: Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

Includes 55 data tables on graduate students in STEM fields by field and gender.  Also includes tables on enrollment by state and institution, on citizenship, ethnicity and race, and on institutional rankings.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy: United States, 2016

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

Asserts that 7.2% of women who gave birth in 2016 smoked cigarettes during their pregnancy.  Includes demographic and geographic characteristics of those most likely and least likely to have been smoking during pregnancy.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Prevalence of Depression Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 2013-2016

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Women

Finds that 8.1% of adults in the sample years suffered from depression in a given 2-week period and women were twice as likely as men to be affected.  Also tracks prevalence of depression by race/ethnicity and family income.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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