ERIC Number: ED424968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Kids Count: The State of the Child in Tennessee, 1996. A County-by-County Statistical Report.
Tennessee State Commission on Children and Youth, Nashville.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends from 1992 to 1996 in the well being of Tennessee's children. The statistical portrait is based on trends in 16 indicators of child well being: (1) enrollment in state health insurance program; (2) births lacking adequate prenatal care; (3) low-birthweight births; (4) infant mortality rate; (5) child death rate; (5) teen violent death rate; (6) teen pregnancy rate; (7) teen sexually transmitted disease rate; (8) percent students receiving special education; (9) dropout rate; (10) child abuse and neglect rate; (11) juvenile court referral rate; (12) state care/custody rate; (13) per capita income; (14) percent of children in families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children; (15) percent of population receiving food stamps; and (16) percent children participating in National School Lunch Program. Following an overview of statewide findings, the report provides county profiles for each of the health, social, and economic indicators, and indicates the percentage change from the 1992 to the 1996 report. The reports findings indicate that the percent of population enrolled in the TennCare health insurance program decreased from 1994 to 1996. Although prenatal care improved and infant mortality declined, the percent of low birth weight babies increased from 1990 to 1995. There were improvements in the child death rate, the teen pregnancy rate, sexually transmitted disease among teens, and the high school dropout rate. There were increases in the teen violent death rate, the percent of students receiving special education services, child abuse and neglect rates, and percent of students participating in school nutrition programs. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Crime, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Guns, Health Insurance, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, 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