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Author: Patricia M. Barnes
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: adults, among, medicine, alternative, complementary
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2009-01
ISBN-10: 1437905994
ISBN-13: 9781437905991

This report presents selected estimates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among U.S. adults. This report is based on 31,044 interviews of adults age 18 years and over. Statistics shown in this report were age adjusted to the year 2000 U.S. standard population. Results showed that 62% of adults used some form of CAM therapy during the past 12 months when the definition of CAM therapy included prayer specifically for health reasons. When such prayer was excluded from the definition, 36% of adults used some form of CAM therapy during the past 12 months. The most commonly used CA
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Author: Noelia Duchovny
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: health, care, spending, affect, adults, obesity
Number of Pages: 12
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437939201
ISBN-13: 9781437939200

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Over the past 20 years, the adult population in the U.S. has, become much heavier. From 1987 to 2007, the fraction of adults who were overweight or obese increased from 44% to 63%. The share of obese adults rose particularly rapidly, more than doubling from 13% to 28%. That sharp increase in the fraction of adults who are overweight or obese poses an important public health challenge. This report examines changes over time in the distribution of adults among four categories of body weight: underweight, normal, overweight, and obe
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Author: Walter Ochinko
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: personal, care, services, approaches, state, severe, disabilities, federal, adults
Number of Pages: 89
Published: 1999-02-01
ISBN-10: 0788188097
ISBN-13: 9780788188091

The cost & policy implications of changing the current provision of community-based care for adults with severe disabilities are considerable & require a broad understanding of the current framework under which adults with disabilities receive services. This report: (1) estimates the number & characteristics of adults with severe disabilities; (2) quantifies the federal assistance available to such individuals; (3) describes Medicaid coverage of personal care & related services; & (4) discusses how a sample of selected states have implemented Medicaid policies that allow consumers to select th
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: education, tertiary, employment, disabilities, inclusion, training, policy, students
Number of Pages: 145
Published: 2011-05-16
ISBN-10: 9264097651
ISBN-13: 9789264097650

This book examines the transition of young adults with disabilities from school to tertiary education and work. It analyses the policy experiences of several OECD countries and identifies recent trends in access to education and employment as well as best transition policies and practices. Which factors foster or hinder the transition to tertiary education and work? What are the strengths and weaknesses of policies and support given to young adults with disabilities? What strategies exist in upper secondary schools and tertiary education institutions to smooth this transition and what are thei
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: education, tertiary, employment, disabilities, inclusion, training, policy, students
Number of Pages: 145
Published: 2011-05-27
ISBN-10: 9264097414
ISBN-13: 9789264097414

This book examines the transition of young adults with disabilities from school to tertiary education and work. It analyses the policy experiences of several OECD countries and identifies recent trends in access to education and employment as well as best transition policies and practices. Which factors foster or hinder the transition to tertiary education and work? What are the strengths and weaknesses of policies and support given to young adults with disabilities? What strategies exist in upper secondary schools and tertiary education institutions to smooth this transition and what are thei
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Author: Cornelia M. Ashby
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: steps, taking, address, transition, challenges, agencies, federal, serious, mental, illness, states, adults
Number of Pages: 88
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437906990
ISBN-13: 9781437906998

The transition to adulthood can be difficult for young adults who suffer from a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. When these individuals are unsuccessful, the result can be economic hardship, social isolation, and in some cases suicide, all of which can pose substantial costs to society. This report provides information on: (1) the number of these young adults and their demographic characteristics; (2) the challenges they face,; (3) how selected states assist them; and (4) how the fed. gov¿t. supports states in serving these young adults and coordinates progra
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Author: Sheida White
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: literacy, adult, supplemental, studies, assessment, national, reading, skills, basic
Number of Pages: 83
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437918107
ISBN-13: 9781437918106

The 2003 Nat. Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) assessed the English literacy of adults in the U.S. The assessment was administered to more than 19,000 adults (ages 16 and older). The tasks included on the assessment were designed to measure functional literacy. Unlike indirect measures of literacy, the assessment measured literacy directly through tasks completed by adults. These tasks represent a range of literacy activities that adults are likely to face in their daily lives. The main literacy assessment and the core literacy tasks are two of the four components of the NAAL project. This
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