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Chandra A, Lara-Cinisomo S, Jaycox LH, Tanielian T, Han B, Burns RM, Ruder T. 2011. Views from the homefront: The experiences of youth and spouses from military families. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 96 pp. (Technical report)

Annotation: The purpose of this report is to examine and assess how a sample of youth enrolled in a free camp for children of military personnel are coping with the deployment of their parents. The report addresses the general well-being of military youth during and after parental deployment, focusing attention on aspects of their emotional, social, and academic functioning. It also examines the challenges that nondeployed caregivers of military youth face. The study includes both qualitative and quantitative data collected from in-depth interviews with care givers and phone surveys with youth and nondeployed caregivers. Research, policy, and program implications are provided.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-8330-5127-1.

Keywords: Child care, Child health, Child mental health, Families, Military, Reports, Sampling studies, Youth services

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. 2009. Science says: Socio-economic and family characteristics of teen childbearing . Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 3 pp. (Putting what works to work; no. 41)

Annotation: This fact sheet presents new findings on the socioeconomic and family characteristics of adolescents who give birth to or father a child and examines commonly held beliefs about this population among American adults. The findings are based on 2009 public opinion polling data and an analysis conducted by Child Trends using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), a nationally representative longitudinal survey of students. Included are statistics on the family structure and the family income of adolescents who had reported ever giving birth.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mothers, Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Data analysis, Longitudinal studies, Sampling studies, Socioeconomic factors

Lang TA, Secic M. 2006. How to report statistics in medicine: Annotated guidelines for authors, editors, and reviewers [2nd ed]. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians, 490 pp. (Medical writing and communication)

Annotation: This book is a guide to understanding and presenting statistical information for authors, editors, and reviewers who prepare or evaluate biomedical research articles for publication. It is divided into four parts: annotated guidelines for reporting statistical information; guidelines to statistical terms and tests; an unannotated, referenced list of guidelines; and appendices on reporting clinical trials, mathematical symbols and notation, rules for presenting numbers in text, and spelling of statistical terms and tests. In addition, there is a bibliography listing the articles and books on which the guidelines are based.

Contact: American College of Physicians, 190 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572, Telephone: (215) 351-2400 Secondary Telephone: (800) 523-1546 Contact Phone: (215) 351-2620 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-943126-44-4.

Keywords: Analysis of covariance, Analysis of variance, Guidelines, Multivariate analysis, Research design, Research methodology, Sampling studies, Statistics, Writing


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