By the numbers
The number of years earlier that people with
alcohol dependency die, compared with people
with no history of alcohol addiction, according to
a study of more than 250,000 patients published in
The share of high-achieving students who begin
college with a science, technology, engineering or
math (STEM) major but transfer to a non-STEM
major before graduating, according to a study in
the Journal of Technology and Science Education.
The number of days per month, on average, that
women in the United States report having “poor
mental health,” according to the Institute for
Women’s Policy Research Status of Women in the
States report. That number increased 11 percent
between 2000 and 2013, the researchers found.
The percentage of people with Alzheimer’s
disease, or their caregivers, who say their
doctors revealed the diagnosis to them,
according to The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2015
Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report.
That number is dramatically less than the more
than 90 percent of people with common cancers
who were told their diagnosis by their doctors.
The report found that diagnostic uncertainty, a
fear of causing emotional distress and a lack of
good treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease
were among the many factors that led doctors
to withhold the diagnosis.
The percentage less
that women who
struggled with an
eating disorder in
their teens earn in
with those who did
not struggle with
an eating disorder,
according to a study
in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.
Men diagnosed with an eating disorder in their
teens did not have a later difference in earning
power, the study found.