Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-053-008-1-1-United States-USCEN-2006

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Statistical abstract of the United States, 2006.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: StatAb2006

Date Accessioned: 3/28/2006

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are in spreadsheet format and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 is needed for viewing and searching the tables. Some tables have links to Internet source and the spreadsheets. Visit Census Bureau Web site for the 2006 Statistical Abstract. Users can copy the spreadsheet files directly from this CD-ROM. The spreadsheet files are stored in \sprdshts directory by subjects. Within the folders, the spreadsheet files are named 06snnnn.xls, where nnnn is the equivalent Statistical Abstract table number with leading zeros. Most of these files contain either more years of data or more detail than those shown in the book or in Adobe Acrobat PDF files. This CD-Rom will be run automatically after it is put in the drive. The Statistical Abstract menu will appear, select Launch Reader button to view its contents. The data will be displayed by the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Microsoft Excel Viewer is included for users who don't have Microsoft Excel on their PCs. Please note that a few copyrighted tables for the Census Bureau did not receive permission to release in electronic format are not available on this CD-Rom.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 3/13/2006

Documentation: Machine-readable. A hard copy of Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2006 is available on the reference shelf at DPLS.

Abstract: The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It is designed to serve as a convenient volume for statistical reference and as a guide to other statistical publications and sources. The latter function is served by the introductory text to each section, the source note appearing below each table, and Appendix I, which comprises the Guide to Sources of Statistics, the Guide to State Statistical Abstracts, and the Guide to Foreign Statistical Abstracts. The Statistical Abstract sections and tables are compiled into one Adobe PDF named StatAbstract2006.pdf. This PDF is bookmarked by section and by table and can be searched using the Acrobat Search feature within Acrobat. The Statistical Abstract on CD-ROM is best viewed using Adobe Acrobat 5, or any subsequent version of Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. The Statistical Abstract tables and the metropolitan areas tables from Appendix II are available as Excel (.xls or .xlw) spreadsheets. In most cases, these spreadsheet files offer the user direct access to more data than are shown either in the publication or Adobe Acrobat. These files usually contain more years of data, more geographic areas, and/or more categories of subjects than those shown in the Acrobat version. 80 new tables are introduced in this 2006 edition. Several of them are from the American Community Survey. They are select family planning and medical services, asthma incidence among children under 18 years of age, public schools with broadband and wireless connections, state trends in identity theft, hazardous waste generated,shipped, and received by state, retail gasoline prices by selected areas, and a profile of second-home buyers.

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