ERIC Number: ED424966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count: The State of the Child in Tennessee, 1994.
Tennessee State Commission on Children and Youth, Nashville.
This Kids Count report examines trends in the well being of Tennessee's children. The statistical portrait is based on 23 indicators of child well being: (1) single-parent families; (2) family income/poverty; (3) children receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children; (4) students participating in school nutrition programs; (5) teen unemployment rate; (6) child abuse and neglect rate; (7) children referred to juvenile courts; (8) child commitment rate to state care/custody; (9) enrollment in state health insurance program; (10) prenatal care rate; (11) low-birthweight rate; (12) infant mortality rate; (13) immunization rate; (14) child death rate; (15) teen pregnancy rate; (16) teen drug abuse; (17) teen HIV/AIDS incidence; (18) teen sexually transmitted disease rate; (19) teen violent death rate; (20) academic achievement; (21) students receiving special education; (22) high school dropout rate; and (23) incidence of school violence. Following an executive summary, the data are presented in three sections. Section 1 indicates that more than 25 percent of Tennessee children live in poverty and juvenile court referrals for violent crime has more than doubled in the last decade. Section 2 reveals that nearly a third of 1992 births lacked adequate prenatal care, nonwhite infant mortality was more than twice the white rate, child mortality declined 28 percent from 1980 to 1992, and the rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases declined from 1991 to 1992. Section 3 indicates that the high school dropout rate declined 24 percent from 1991 to 1992 and firearm-related expulsions increased dramatically from 1990 to 1992. (KB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Demography, Dropout Rate, Drug Abuse, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Health Insurance, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Indicators, Special Education, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Recipients, Well Being
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Commission on Children and Youth, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee