ERIC Number: ED429688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Index: A Profile of Leading Indicators on the Health & Well-Being of North Carolina's Children, 1994.
North Carolina Child Advocacy Inst., Raleigh.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of North Carolina's children. The statistical portrait is based on 16 indicators of well-being: (1) infant mortality rate; (2) infants born with low birth weight; (3) births to single teens; (4) children without insurance; (5) ninth graders who graduate; (6) high school dropout rate; (7) SAT scores; (8) child abuse and neglect; (9) children in out-of-home placements; (10) juvenile arrest rate; (11) training school commitments; (12) child deaths; (13) children living in poverty; (14) median family income; (15) children receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children; and (16) child support collections. The bulk of the report is comprised of statewide summaries of findings. Findings indicate that the infant mortality rate dropped in 1992 to 9.9, the lowest in state history. Births to single teens decreased slightly in 1992 and had been level over the preceding 5 years. The proportion of infants born at low birth weight had not declined in the last 15 years, and remained at eight percent. The school dropout rate worsened by 10 percent after several years of progress. The high school graduation rate dropped seven percent since 1986. Child abuse report have nearly doubled since 1989. The number of child support cases increased and the number of children living in poverty increased. The report also tabulates county data on 14 of the indicators. The report concludes with information on data definitions and sources and 5-year trend information on the indicators. (KB)
Descriptors: Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Family Income, Foster Care, Health Insurance, High Schools, Incidence, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Trend Analysis, Well Being, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Child Advocacy Inst., Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children