ERIC Number: ED427846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Missouri 1998 Data Book.
Citizens for Missouri's Children, St. Louis.
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Missouri's children. The statistical portrait is based on outcome measures of general areas of children's well being: (1) students free/reduced price lunch program; (2) births to mothers without high school diplomas; (3) low birthweight infants; (4) infant mortality; (5) child deaths; (6) lead poisoning; (7) child abuse; (8) out-of-home placements; (9) high school dropout rates; (10) births to teens; and (11) teen violent deaths. Following a brief profile of the state and of minority populations, the second section of the report provides information on the state as a whole by outcome measures. The third section provides information on Missouri's youth risk behavior in areas such as safety, weapons use, substance abuse, mental health, sexual activity, HIV/AIDS awareness, tobacco use, and lifestyles. The fourth section addresses new federal and state laws concerning children in foster care, while the fifth section addresses other important legislative developments for children in 1998. The sixth section, and bulk of the report, provides data by county as follows: (1) outcome measures; (2) dates; (3) numbers; (4) rates; (5) trends; (6) state rates; (7) county rates; (8) county trends; (9) indicators; and (10) composite county rankings. Three appendices include: raw data by county; data notes, sources and references; and composite county ranks for 1995-1998. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Infants, Lead Poisoning, Lunch Programs, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Citizens for Missouri's Children, 2717 Sutton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63143; Tel: 314-647-2003; Fax: 314-644-5437; Web site: http://oseda.missouri.edu/kidscount/98; e-mail: email@example.com ($20, plus postage).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Good Shepherd Neighborhood House, Philadelphia, PA.; Children's Trust Fund, Jefferson City, MO.
Authoring Institution: Citizens for Missouri's Children, St. Louis.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri