ERIC Number: ED407157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
KidsCount in Colorado! 1994.
Buck, Beverly R.
This 1994 Kids Count report focuses on risk-taking behaviors among Colorado adolescents and discusses how prevention and early intervention strategies can impact the lives of the state's children. Statistics and descriptions are given for: (1) alcohol, tobacco, and drug use; (2) teen sexuality, including sexual activity and teen pregnancy and birth rates; (3) access to health care, including teens in poverty, homeless teens, and teens in out-of-home placements; (4) child abuse rate, including neglect and sexual abuse; (5) teen motor vehicle deaths; (6) violent death rate, including suicide, homicide, and firearm-related deaths; (7) weapons use; (8) youth and the law, including juvenile violent arrest rate; (9) education, including dropout rate and academic achievement; (10) prenatal care; (11) infant mortality; (12) low weight births; and (13) preschool enrollment. Results suggest that teens are taking more risks at younger ages and are "graduating" to more serious risks as they get older. The report notes that there have been increases in drug use by younger adolescents, an increased violent death rate, a tripling of the teen suicide rate for teens ages 10 to 14, and increased deaths from child abuse. There have also been increases in low birthweight births and teen birth rates. However, infant mortality has declined and preschool enrollment has steadily climbed. The report lists selected county data for the indicators and defines each indicator. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Intervention, Early Parenthood, Guns, Homeless People, Homicide, Intermediate Grades, Medical Services, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Risk, Secondary Education, Sexuality, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Tables (Data), Weapons, Well Being, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Children's Campaign, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado