ERIC Number: ED198955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Better Health for Our Children: A National Strategy. The Report of the Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health to the United States Congress and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Volume III: A Statistical Profile.
Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
This third volume of the 1981 Report of the Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health presents a compendium of background data on various aspects of maternal and child health in the United States. The volume is divided into two sections. Section I consists of six chapters of text and Section II consists of 120 tables. The text is designed to facilitate interpretation of the tables, to highlight the data, and to provide references to recent analytic studies and major sources of data. Section I discusses the following topics: the changes which have occurred in children's living conditions; the conditions influencing and surrounding the beginning of life, including fertility, family planning, parental and hospital care, and the health status of the newborn; the environmental and social facts influencing family health; the health status and needs of children and youth; the resources available for health care of children; and the use of health services. Selection of the tabular data presented in Section II is based on five criteria: population coverage (national or large subgroups of the U.S. population), statistical reliability and validity, timeliness, importance to public health or social medicine, and relevance to social policy. An index of tables relevant to each chapter in Section I is provided in order to facilitate use of the tables. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Background, Birth, Children, Environmental Influences, Health Conditions, Health Needs, Health Services, Mothers, Pregnancy, Social Influences, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-002-00142-9, $7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.