The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 27, 1986, Image 11

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number d icants rost| a 800 pei during :e was cloy com >ne o rily from i!< / to helpn Wednesday, August 27, 1986AThe Battalion/Page 11 ation’s poverty rate own for 2nd year ASHING ION (AP) — The na- lon’s poverty rate declined for the |(md consecutive year as economic jprovement helped Americans’ in- >n e to grow, the Census Bureau Sported Tuesday. B'he study found 14.0 percent of xious visa Ajpericans living in poverty in 1985, ug in ihtBvn from 14.4 percent a year ear- ront ofilfl. At the same time, real — or in- ■ion-adjusted — income of Ameri- ■ families increased 1.3 percent, ^the third consecutive increase, the ^Ufeau said. ■We’re out of the recession now; it's a better time,” said Gordon -j n L,jGtecn, acting chief of the bureau’s 1 |(J[ jPopulation Division. ^ Bfhat assessment was questioned, AOBvever, by Robert Fersh, executive I Ufa Hector of the Food Research and jAdtion Center, an advocacy group Kssing for improved social pro- i (AP)-. grains. won two[iiB'We are deeply concerned that trayalofp Ihiee years into the recovery, the J Tverty level remains at a high rate. |d given the state of the economy, spects for improvement are n,” Fersh said. He called for more job training [d other social programs. |Green, however, contended that improvements in the nation’s inomy are spreading out, affect- ted new he Man d Tuesdi’ ilso stamcl Comfort," ear for rein owth frot §ht lier thisi he liospiti; fl Big more segments of society. plications ii The drop in poverty was not as large as occur reel between 1983 and 1984, when the share of Americans below the poverty level dropped from 15.2 percent to 14.4 percent after having risen from 15.0 percent in 1982, Green told reporters. “Still, it is the right trend,” he said. The 1985 poverty rate represents 33.1 million people living in poverty, down from 33.7 million in 1984. The 1985 poverty threshold ranges from an annual income of $5,469 for an individual to $22,083 for a family of nine or more. The once-typical American family of four, the most often-cited Figure, has a poverty threshold of $ 10,989. Median family income in 1985 was $27,740, the report said, up 4.9 f sercent from 1984. After adjusting or inflation of 3.6 percent, it rep resented a real increase of 1.3 per cent in Americans’ income, the bu reau said. That represented the third annual increase in real family income. Median income means half of all families earn more than that amount and half less. Other findings of the new Census Bureau study of Americans income and poverty status included: • Blacks had the highest poverty rate at 31.3 percent, but that was down from 33.8 percent in 1984. The poverty rate for whites dipped from 11.5 percent to 11.4 percent. For Hispanics the rate edged up slightly, from 28.4 percent to 29.0 percent. • For the elderly, the poverty rate edged up slightly, from 12.4 percent to 12.6 percent. • The Northeast had the largest drop in poverty, the rate there fall ing from 13.2 percent to 11.6 per cent as the economic recovery was most significant in this area. The South had the highest pov erty rate in 1985, 16 percent, down from 16.2 percent. In the Midwest, the rate went from 13.1 percent to 13.0 percent, and in the West it fell from 14.1 percent to 13.9 percent. • Per capita income was $11,670 for whites, up 2.0 percent; $6,840 for blacks, up 4.9 percent; and $6,610 for Hispanics, statistically un changed. • Married-couple families had the top median income at $31,100, up 1.4 percent. Income was $13,660 for households headed by a female with no husband present, not a sta tistically significant change. • Households headed by some one with five or more years of col lege had the greatest increase in in come, up 4.6 percent to a median of $50,530. For people with four years of college, income rose 2.4 percent. ered I ►ecaust lit J d from iliesj denri Boll t was rel tl for thei association advises public to reduce cholesterol, fats mnns in -■WASHINGTON (AP) — The ending pfnM ner i can Heart Association an- in asup[x.{tB uncec i a major revision of its in- or “The MiBential dietary guidelines Tuesday, ■th specific advice on reducing cho- Rogcr Di lejterol and fats and recommenda- ork CityesiB ns on how people can limit use of led k.|o,|| Um and alcohol, mg of Along with reducing fats, the new tyed a midBideimes say that Americans om 198M!(Bould cut sodium intake by eating for ComfoitBs than a level teaspoon of salt da- (1 hisactir. 'ill and hold their alcohol consump- I School of DiB n to less than the equivalent two irtford, Cot; jroductions beers or two glasses of wine each day. The American diet, high in fats, sodium and calories, remains a ma jor factor in the development of heart and blood vessel disease de spite a 29 percent drop in the heart disease death rate over the last 20 years, the association said. “More than 63 million Americans suffer from one or more forms of heart and blood vessel disease, and this year almost 1 million people will die as a.result of cardiovascular dis- Hotel )f Your Life. AIDS virus discovered in insects in Africa no threat to humans toning Arts lounces the rteen: eight with extra' omedy, anil Save up to :s-if single e available. 28, 1986 )ST0N GLOBE >ule at emu 10 ;s ng tones of fW ihony OrctiesW aue a MIMX uff/uL.-BIMl J Misha Dichte esfra could tiarfd Is difficult loptl isle. OrderyoK PARIS (AP) — Insects contam inated with the AIDS virus have been found in two African na tions, but there is no evidence that they pose a threat to humans, a leading French researcher said Tuesday. Most of the 80 mosquitoes, cockroaches, ant-lions, tsetse flies and other insects tested from Zaire and the Central African Re public were infected with the deadly virus, said Dr. Jean- Claude Chermann of the Pasteur Institute. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, he said the presence of the virus “reinforces the idea of possible AIDS trans mission by this path,” but epide miological studies have yet to find evidence that the disease has spread to humans from insects. Those studies have shown con clusively that school-age children, who are frequently outdoors and thus subject to mosquito bites, do not get AIDS unless they ac quired it from their mothers at birth. “Epidemiology is very clear about that,” he said. “There is no way of transmission to humans by mosquitoes or other insects.” The researcher said his study, to be published next week in the journal of the Paris Academy of Sciences, demonstrates the “exis tence of a natural reservoir for this virus” that could prove help ful in AIDS research. Chermann and two colleagues at the Pasteur Institute are among those who discovered the AIDS virus. His latest findings were announced at the 14th In ternational Cancer Conference this week in Budapest, Hungary. AIDS, acquired immune defi ciency syndrome, makes the im mune system unable to resist dis ease, and there is no known cure. It was identified first in male ho mosexuals, hemophiliacs and in travenous drug users. The virus can be transmitted by sexual contact, sharing of con taminated needles by drug users, transfusions of blood or blood products or infection from mother to child near the time of birth. According to Chermann, it is too early to tell whether discovery of the virus in African insects could help in the fight against AIDS. The receptor for the AIDS vi rus — the area on the outside of the cell where the virus enters — “is very specific” and it could prove valuable if the virus recep tor in insects proves to be similar to that in humans, he said. “If it’s the same receptor in an insect, we could make an anti body” that would prevent the spread of the disease in humans, the researcher said. eases,” said Dr. W. Virgil Brown ot Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, past chairman of the commit tee which drafted the new guidelines. Brown said Americans, partic ularly those who are well-educated and health-conscious, are moving to ward the heart association’s diet goals first established 25 years ago. But more needs to be done to per suade other segments of the popula tion to switch to balanced, lower-cal orie diets containing a variety of foods low in fats, cholesterol and so dium, he said at a news briefing. The new recommendations em phasize consuming or restricting certain kinds of foods in proportion to the total calories a person needs each day to maintain his or her ideal weight. Brown said past guidelines fo cused too much on eating or not eat ing certain amounts of food and may not have been realistic for people who consume smaller portions be cause of body size, particularly women. Currently, about 40 percent of the calories the average American con sumes come from fats. The new guidelines say that total fat intake should be less than 30 percent, down from the 30 to 35 percent recom mended in the previous guidelines issue in 1978. The new recommendations said saturated fats, identified as those that remain solid at room tempera ture, should make up no more than 10 percent of total calories. Cholesterol intake should be about 100 milligrams per 1,000 cal ories consumed each day and not ex ceed 300 milligrams, about the amount found in one egg. Sodium consumption, which is linked to high blood pressure, should be restricted to one gram per 1,000 calories consumed and not ex ceed 3 grams, the amount found in one level teaspoon, or 5 grams, of salt, the association said. Since widely publicized studies in dicate those who drink moderately have less heart disease than those who abstain, the new guidelines ad dress alcohol consumption for the first time. 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