Posts Tagged by demographics
|May 23, 2011||Posted by M. P. under Behavorial Health, Drug and Alcohol, Federal Government, Health, Research||
According to 2008 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 19 percent of Pennsylvania women ages 18 to 44 reported drinking more than 4 drinks at one occasion during the past month. This amount is above the national median of 14.7 percent of women of childbearing age.
Alcohol and women’s health, including the causes and effects of alcohol abuse and methods of prevention and treatment of alcohol addiction, are a key area of research by the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) at the National Institute of Health (NIH). The report, Alcohol: A Women’s Health Issue, a collaboration between NIH and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is a thorough overview of the long-term impacts of alcohol use on the health and overall well-being of women.
The brief presents information on:
- the specific (and unique) physical health effects of alcohol for women,
- the risks of heavy drinking,
- demographic data on women who are heavy drinkers, and
- the future direction of research on this health concern.
The brief is available online at no cost. .
|May 10, 2011||Posted by M. P. under Federal Government, Management, News||
A report on the 2010 Census data indicate demographic changes are increasing, most noticeably in urban regions of the country.
The report, Melting Pot Cities and Suburbs: Racial and Ethnic Change in Metro America in the 2000s, by William H. Frey from the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program describes considerable changes in the racial and ethnic makeup of cities and surrounding areas across the United States. Analysis of data from the 1990, 2000 and 2010 censuses found:
- By 2010, 58 of 100 major metropolitan areas had a non-white majority. According to census data across all metros, 41 percent of residents of American cities were white, 26 percent Hispanic and 22 percent black.
- Hispanic persons represent the largest minority segment of the population in large American cities.
- In larger metropolitan areas, over half of minority groups now reside in the suburbs.
The data compiled by the team at Brookings tells a story of growing, mobile minority groups contrasted with the slow rate of growth of the maturing white segment of the population. Minorities (note: when combined, now in the majority) are the primarily force behind for population increases in cities and suburbs across the nation. What America looks like is changing – what are the opportunities and challenges of this reality for the nonprofit sector?
|February 14, 2011||Posted by M. P. under Federal Government, Health, Program Model, Research, Technology|
Last week, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) debuted a web portal that provides indicator data on health and healthcare. The Health Indicators Warehouse houses over 1200 health and healthcare indicators from over 170 data sources as well as profiles, rankings, quality measures and utilization reports. According to the HHS announcement, the website will also support automated data services through application programming interfaces or APIs.
If your duties include policy analysis, program development, needs assessment, training or grant and/or proposal writing this is an excellent resource for data ranging from illness prevalence, to risk factors, to socioeconomic status.
Visit, play, bookmark.
|September 23, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Children and Family, Elderly||
According to a report by the Pew Research Center, 1 in 10 American children live with their grandparent(s). The number of children whose grandparents act as their caregivers had been increasing steadily since 2000 but jumped drastically (by 6 percent) between 2007 and 2008.
The brief, entitled Since the Start of the Great Recession, More Children Raised by Grandparents by Gretchen Livingston and Kim Parker, analyzes this shift in familial structure that appears to be occurring more among whites (9 percent increase in grandparents as primary caregivers between 2007 and 2008) than Hispanic or African-American grandparents (2 percent increase). Other interesting demographics included in the report:
- 67 percent of the grandparent caregivers are under the age of 60
- 62 percent are female
- 66 percent are married
Whether directly or indirectly related to the recession, kinship care is becoming more common in this country. The economic, social, legal and emotional impact of becoming a full-time caretaker late in life can be eased somewhat through support groups, informational seminars and respite care offered by nonprofit organizations.