ERIC Number: ED410008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Oklahoma Kids Count Factbook '97.
Oklahoma Inst. for Child Advocacy, Inc., Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Kids Count.
This Kids Count report details county and statewide trends in the well-being of Oklahoma's children. The statistical report is based on eight indicators of child well being: (1) economic distress; (2) percent low birthweight infants; (3) infant mortality rate; (4) births to teens; (5) child abuse and neglect rates; (6) child and teen death rate; (7) high school dropout rate; and (8) juvenile arrests. The report begins with acknowledgments and Kids Count resources available in Oklahoma. The findings of the study are presented in an overview. Statewide findings indicate that low birthweight infants, child abuse, and juvenile crime continue to worsen, compared to data from 10 years ago. Infant mortality, births to teens, and child death continue to improve, but improvement in rates on the first two benchmarks have slowed slightly. Child poverty continues to worsen. A separate chapter presents current statewide and county data for each of the benchmarks. Each benchmark is defined, state and county trends are presented, and racial differences are noted if present. The bulk of the report is comprised of county profiles, in which data for each of the indicators are presented graphically. Tables of county data for each indicator, methodology and sources, and a directory of Kids Count leaders are appended. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Crime, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Family (Sociological Unit), High Schools, Mortality Rate, Racial Differences, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being
Oklahoma Kids Count, c/o Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, 420 NW 13th Street, Suite 101, Oklahoma City, OK 73103; phone: 405-236-5437; fax: 405-236-5439.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Inst. for Child Advocacy, Inc., Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Kids Count.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma