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Anthropology (121,700 Books)


Disciplines: Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Pre-historic Archaeology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Economic Organization, Somatology, Ethnology, Human Ecology, Folklore.

 
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Seventh Conference on Health Survey Research Methods

By: Department of Health and Human Services

The composition of the planning committee has also changed over the years. As funding sources expanded, so did the committee. Participation at the early meetings was by invitation only. Today a more expansive approach is used, balancing invited and contributed presentations rather than relying solely on open discussion. Following each session is a formal discussion by one or two persons, followed in turn by general floor discussion. Both formal and informal discussions a...

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Current Legislative Authorities

By: Department of Health and Human Services

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the Federal Government’s principal health statistics agency. The NCHS mandate from Congress addresses the full spectrum of concerns in the health field from birth to death, including overall health status, life style and exposure to unhealthful influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use and financing of health care and rehabilitation services. The authorizing legislation, reprinted in thi...

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Targeting Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Sids) : A Strategic Plan

By: Department of Health and Human Services

The NICHD Mission: The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seeks to ensure that every individual is born healthy, is born wanted, and has the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential for a productive life unhampered by disease or disability. The Institute further strives to help parents have the children they want, at the times they want them, and to ensure that every mother experiences a pregnancy free of adverse complications, and that p...

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Meeting 21St Century Demographic Data Needs Implementing the Ameri...

By: Theodore W. Kassinger

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: This is the second report documenting the findings of the American Community Survey (ACS) test of the use of voluntary methods that was implemented in March through June of 2003. U.S. Census Bureau (2003) provides answers to key questions about the impact that a change to voluntary methods was found to have on ACS mail response, survey quality, and costs. That report compared performance and quality measures for the 2003 Standard Voluntary treatment with the 200...

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Meeting 21St Century Demographic Data Needs Implementing the Ameri...

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: At the request of Congress, the Census Bureau conducted a test to provide answers to key questions about the impact, if any, that a change to voluntary methods would have on mail response, survey quality, and costs of the American Community Survey (ACS). Meeting 21st Century Demographic Data Needs Implementing the American Community Survey, Report 3: Testing the Use of Voluntary Methods, answers these key questions (U.S. Census Bureau, 2003). This report provide...

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The Future of Forensic Dna Testing : Predictions of the Research a...

By: Christopher H. Asplen

Legal Reference Publication

Preface: The Research and Development Working Group was organized following a meeting of a planning panel on November 21, 1997. Starting early in 1998, the group has had several meetings and numerous exchanges by letter, e-mail, and telephone, and has arrived at a consensus regarding most of the items in this report. When there are differences, the alternatives are given. Likewise, we have tried to present the main alternative viewpoints of practitioners and observers in...

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World Health Organization : Year 1995 : Communicable Diseases and ...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

A meeting on the traiismissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 17-19 May 1995. This group of diseases includes bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) which was first described in the United Kingdom but which has occurred subsequently in several other countries.

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World Health Organization : Year 2004 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

1. Rationale for convening the Scientific Working Group on Leishmaniasis The goal of the Scientific Working Group (SWG) meeting was to identify leishmaniasis research priorities for the next five years. In addition, the group was to identify strategic emphases, based on TDR’s comparative advantage, to add to the current ones. The discussions were to be focused on how to cope with and prevent drug resistance, and how to optimize the use of genomic information to improve d...

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World Health Organization : Report on a European Syposium Convened...

By: J. Eckert

Medical Reference Publication

The need for the elaboration of strategies and methods for control of zoonoses and foodborne diseases was recognized by the Thirty-first World Health Assembly held in May 1978. In its resolution WHA31.48 on Prevention and control of zoonoses and foodborne disease due to animal products, the Assembly invited Member States to formulate and implement countrywide programmes for the control of these diseases as an integral part of national health programmes and requested the ...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Science and T...

By: Marcia S. Smith

Summary: Science and technology have a pervasive influence over a wide range of issues confronting the nation. Decisions on how much federal funding to invest in research and development (R&D), and determining what programs have the highest priority, may have implications for homeland security, new high technology industries, government/private sector cooperation in R&D, and myriad other areas. This report provides an overview of key science and technology policy issues ...

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 1999

By: Department of Health and Human Services

STDs are hidden epidemics of enormous health and economic consequence in the United States. They are hidden because many Americans are reluctant to address sexual health issues in an open way and because of the biologic and social characteristics of these diseases. All Americans have an interest in STD prevention because all communities are impacted by STDs and all individuals directly or indirectly pay for the costs of these diseases. STDs are public health problems tha...

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 1999

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Foreword: “STDs are hidden epidemics of enormous health and economic consequence in the United States. They are hidden because many Americans are reluctant to address sexual health issues in an open way and because of the biologic and social characteristics of these diseases. All Americans have an interest in STD prevention because all communities are impacted by STDs and all individuals directly or indirectly pay for the costs of these diseases. STDs are public health p...

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Household and Family Characteristics : March 1994

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: 2001 Race and Hispanic Origin 2002 Percent change in real income 2002 less 2001 (revised) Percent change in real income 2002 less 2001 (published) Number (thousands) Median income (in 2002 dollars) Number (thousands) Median Income Revised (dollars) Published (dollars) Revised (dollars) Published (dollars) MONEY INCOME (MI) All races ... 109,297 42,900 42,900 All races 111,278 42,409 42,409 *-1.1 *-1.1 White ... 90,682 45,225 45,225 White alone or in combination ...

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Household and Family Characteristics : March 1994

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: The economic census is the major source of facts about the structure and functioning of the Nation?s economy. It provides essential information for government, business, industry, and the general public. The economic census furnishes an important part of the framework for such composite measures as the gross domestic product, input/ output measures, production and price indexes, and other statistical series that measure short-term changes in economic conditions....

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Current Population Reports

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: CURRENT POPULATION REPORTS. The Current Population Report series has long been recognized as an important source of demographic information on a wide variety of population-related topics. This index is a reference source for data users of the Current Population Reports and is designed to provide a ready resource for each subject with the relevant reports listed sequentially by series number and title. This guide lists subjects covered in these reports, but does ...

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Current Population Reports Projections of the Number of Households...

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: HIGHLIGHTS x The number of households in the United States is projected to increase during the next 15 years, reaching 103 million by the turn of the century and almost 115 million by 2010. However, the rate of household growth during this period may be slower than it has been during the past few decades due to slower population growth and, specifically, smaller population cohorts entering the primary ages of household formation. x The number of family household...

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Mediating Citizen Complaints against Police Officers : A Guide for...

By: Samuel Walker

Legal Reference Publication

Excerpt: Mediation, along with other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, has emerged in America as a popular means of settling disputes (Singer 1994). Mediation is widely used in divorce cases, employee-employer disputes, small commercial disputes, and many other areas of life where disagreements and conflicts arise. In general, participants have found mediation more satisfying than going to court or enduring some other formal procedure; it is usually quicker, ...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 654, (Par...

By: R. Di Perri

Medical Reference Publication

1. INTRODUCTION Involvement of peripheral nerves in disease states-a major cause of disabling morbidity-is common in all parts of the world. The putative etiological factors (including genetic, nutritional, metabolic, and toxic factors) are diverse, numerous, and bewildering in the complexity of their modes of action and interaction as well as in the nature of the biochemical and structural lesions produced. Even in diseases of the peripheral nerves, such as leprosy (pri...

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Mediating Citizen Complaints against Police Officers : A Guide for...

By: Samuel Walker, Charles Simeon

Excerpt: This report was supported by Grant 1999–CK–WX–1016 from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Points of view or opinions contained in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. We thank the COPS Office for providing the funding to conduct this research project. In particular, we thank former Director Tom Frazier...

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2003

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Foreword: “STDs are hidden epidemics of enormous health and economic consequence in the United States. They are hidden because many Americans are reluctant to address sexual health issues in an open way and because of the biologic and social characteristics of these diseases. All Americans have an interest in STD prevention because all communities are impacted by STDs and all individuals directly or indirectly pay for the costs of these diseases. STDs are public health p...

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