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No Smoking
Teen Pregnancy Rates Dip Down, The First Child Welfare Outcomes Report Released, A New Surgeon General's Report Provides Strategies For Halving US Smoking Rates By Year 2010


Proceed To Article The First Child Welfare Outcomes Report Released By HHS Department
HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala released a new report on 09 August 2000 that compiles state and national data on children who are abused and neglected, in foster care, adopted, or waiting to be adopted. More...

Proceed To Article New CDC Birth Report Shows Teen Birth Rates Continue To Drop
The birth rate for teenagers declined 3 percent between 1998 and 1999, to reach a rate of 49.6 births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 -- the lowest rate in the 60 years data on teen births have been recorded. The teen birth rate is down 20 percent from the most recent high in 1991. More...

Proceed To Article CDC Report - Births: Preliminary Data for 1999
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This report presents preliminary data for 1999 on births in the United States. U.S. data on births are shown by age, race, and Hispanic origin of mother. Data on marital status, prenatal care, cesarean delivery, and low birthweight are also presented. Data in this report are based on more than a 97-percent sample of births for 1999. The records are weighted to independent control counts of births received in State vital statistics offices in 1999. More...

Proceed To Article New Surgeon General's Report Provides Strategies For Halving U.S. Smoking Rates By Year 2010
Surgeon General David Satcher announced on 09 August 2000 that smoking rates among teens and adults could be cut in half within the decade if the nation would fully implement anti-smoking programs using effective approaches that are already available. More...

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Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General 2000
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Interested individuals can download and keep the entire Surgeon General's report on Reducing Tobacco Use from today's Vidyya. The report may be freely distributed and is in the public domain. More...


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