ERIC Number: ED405955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Montana Kids Count 1996 Data Book.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies--The Montana Coalition, Helena.
This 1996 KIDS COUNT data book presents comparative data on child well-being for each county in Montana and for the state as a whole. Data in the county profiles, which comprise the bulk of the report, are grouped into: background facts (demographic, mental health, education, security, and income support information); charts showing changes in population, per capita income, and public school enrollment; a High Risk Family Formation Index (or percent of births to high-risk mothers); and a county indicator grid containing 14 indicators. For each county, data for 1996 (or the latest available period) are compared with those for 1990 and for the state as a whole in 1996 (or the latest available period). Indicators are: (1) percent low birth weight; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) percent entering prenatal care in the first trimester; (4) average number of prenatal visits; (5) average cost of Medicaid pregnancy services; (6) percent Title 1 remedial education; (7) percent special education; (8) student/teacher ratio; (9) percent Medicaid births; (10) percent of children age 0 to 21 eligible to receive Medicaid; (11) those accessing Medicaid services; (12) percent of children eligible to receive free and reduced meals; (13) number of youths under age 20 admitted to alcohol and drug treatment programs; and (14) percent of births to single teens. The report also presents statewide information in five areas: health, economic well-being, security, social behavior, and education, as well as a new section, "What's New," presenting data in 13 previously unreported areas such as DARE, Head Start, and dental screening. (EAJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Infant Mortality, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Well Being, Youth Problems
Montana KIDS COUNT Project, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies--The Montana Coalition, 316 Fuller Avenue, P.O. Box 876, Helena, MT 59624 (Paper copy, $30; Disk, $37.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies--The Montana Coalition, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana