PRB Region Feed: North America/Regions/NorthAmerica.aspxCountries Vary in Progress Toward Reducing Still-High Maternal MortalityGlobally, the maternal mortality ratio dropped from 380 deaths to 210 deaths per 100,000 live births between 1990 and 2013.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-maternal-mortality.aspxd962b3e1-4d00-448a-aacb-7785385026c5Extreme Poverty Rate Falls in Many CountriesGlobally, 1.2 billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day, and disproportionately large numbers of them live in southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-extreme-poverty.aspxd8d151fd-0716-4f26-8d17-cc58c3996cf0PRB Discuss Online: Growing Up in North America, How Are Children Faring Economically?Read a transcript of questions and answers about the economic well-being of children in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and strategies for alleviating child poverty.10/29/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/discussionoct2008.aspxb75c61f9-6fdf-4a48-8100-de44068e50b1Human Papillomavirus in CanadaFor Canadian women, the estimated prevalence rate for HPV ranges from 20 percent to 33 percent for both the non-cancer causing and cancer-causing types of the virus, and between 11 percent and 25 percent for the cancer causing types alone. 05/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/HumanPapillomavirusinCanada.aspxff1491a7-d24c-4ac8-a999-b6d1b2e67788America's Military PopulationSince 1973, when the draft ended and the U.S. military became an all-volunteer force, the military has increasingly reflected the country's diversity. But it still struggles with aspects of that diversity as well as the needs of military families, according to a PRB Population Bulletin.02/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/AmericasMilitaryPopulation.aspxf82ea423-6b50-4c94-98c3-4990bf9f0166States in U.S. With Higher Tax Rates Are Better for ChildrenThe STATE Child Well-Being Index—developed for the Foundation for Child Development by demographers William O'Hare of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Mark Mather and Genevieve Dupuis of the Population Reference Bureau—provides the most-comprehensive measure of children's quality-of-life on a state-by-state basis.02/03/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/child-well-being-index.aspxf63afcff-5e1e-4a85-8434-58549093cd05Sex Ratio at Birth Deteriorating Among Asian Immigrants in the United StatesA new study finds sex ratio that favors boys among U.S.-born children in Indian, Korean, and Chinese families.11/19/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/sexratioatbirth.aspxeef3ad50-d7c6-4d8e-b17c-13011b4bbe6ePatterns of Poverty in AmericaNew data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that 12.4 percent of the U.S. population, about 34 million people, were below the poverty level in 1999.06/07/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/PatternsofPovertyinAmerica.aspxee34f920-d1e5-48b9-8dad-018b0eedc6aaRecord Number of Women in the U.S. Labor ForceOver the past 30 years, there have been dramatic changes in women's participation in the U.S. labor force. In 1970, about 43 percent of women ages 16 and older were in the labor force. By 2000, 61 percent of adult women were in the labor force. 02/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/RecordNumberofWomenintheUSLaborForce.aspxe71cb5da-59d2-4c94-b004-249052cc1950Race/Ethnic Income Gap Growing Among U.S. Working Poor Families03/16/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/working-poor-families.aspxe6905071-f522-47a9-ba1e-d009e6729be3