ERIC Number: ED415025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Child Health USA '96-'97.
Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Intended to inform policymaking in the public and private sector, this booklet compiles secondary data for 53 health status indicators and service needs of America's children. The book provides both a graphic and textual summary for the data and addresses long-term trends, where applicable. Some statistics indicate the extent of progress toward "Healthy People 2000" goals or a reduction in the prevalence of unhealthy behaviors, while others reveal escalating health problems. Following the introduction, which discusses trends and issues in children's health, the booklet has six sections: (1) "Population Characteristics," including children in poverty, working mothers, child care, and school dropouts; (2) "Health Status," discussing the health issues related to infants, children, and adolescents; (3) "Health Services and Utilization," including health care financing, vaccination coverage levels, physician visits, service utilization by children with chronic conditions, postpartum hospital discharge, and prenatal care; (4) "State-Specific Data," including tables of state-level data on infant, perinatal, and neonatal mortality, prenatal care, low birth weight, births to women under 18, Medicaid information, and health care financing; (5) "City Data," focusing on comparisons between cities with populations over 100,000 and national data on infant mortality, low birth weight, and prenatal care; and (6) Progress Towards Healthy People 2000 Objectives," summarizing progress toward several objectives. Contains approximately 50 references. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Health, Day Care, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Employed Parents, Health Behavior, Health Care Costs, Health Needs, Incidence, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mortality Rate, Mothers, Municipalities, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, Tables (Data)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.