ERIC Number: ED408041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
WisKids Count Data Book, 1997: A Portrait of Child Health in Wisconsin. Book 4.
Kaplan, Tom; And Others
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Wisconsin's children, focusing specifically on child health. The book provides a baseline on child health at the point of elimination of the Aid to Families with Dependent children program and the adoption of Wisconsin Works (W-2) program. The statistical portrait is based on nine general areas: (1) births; (2) county data; (3) public schools; (4) health care resources; (5) hospitals; (6) health conditions; (7) health care services; (8) Medicaid health care services; and (9) health care payment sources. Indicator one examines births to single and teenage mothers as well as prenatal care. Indicator two examines juvenile arrests, child care, out of home placements, and child abuse and neglect. Indicator three examines scholastic achievement, dropouts, and instructional costs. Indicator four examines availability of physicians. Indicator five examines healthcare facilities. Indicator six examines low birthweight, substance abuse, infant and child mortality, sexually transmitted diseases, divorce, immunization, and abortion. Indicator seven examines disadvantaged child programs and childhood hospitalizations. Indicator eight examines use of Medicaid. The final indicator examines preventable hospitalizations and healthcare funding. The report ends with summaries of child and health data by county, and county social and health indicators. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Health Care Costs, Health Services, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Social Indicators, Socioeconomic Status, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, 16 North Carroll Street, Suite 420, Madison, WI 53703; phone: 608-284-0580; fax: 608-284-0583 (book or CD-ROM, $15).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council on Children and Families Inc., Madison.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin