ERIC Number: ED432393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
KidsCount in Colorado! 1998.
This Kids Count report examines statewide and county trends in the well-being of Colorado's children. The statistical portrait is based on 12 indicators of well-being: (1) infant mortality; (2) low birth weight births; (3) immunizations; (4) child poverty; (5) early prenatal care; (6) child abuse deaths; (7) health insurance; (8) paternity establishment; (9) teen births; (10) teen suicide rate; (11) youth unemployment; and (12) high school graduations. The report begins with a discussion of the major results. The bulk of the report details county- and state-level demographic, economic, health, education, and safety data. County-level trends for data are indicated where appropriate, based on 1991, 1994, and 1996 data. Additional information on school enrollment, child abuse and neglect, and teen suicide is also included. Findings indicate that since 1990, only 1 of the 12 indicators (infant mortality) has met the decade goal, but that progress has been made toward meeting seven goals. Fifteen percent of Colorado's children live in poverty. About 25 percent of infants are born to unwed mothers and 10 percent to teen mothers. Over 80 percent of women who gave birth in 1996 received early prenatal care. The low birth weight rate continues to rise and is one of the worst in the nation. However, the infant mortality rate is on the decline. Over 90 percent of Colorado's licensed child care facilities were ranked poor or mediocre. The high school graduation rate is still well below the state's goal. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Health Insurance, High School Graduates, Incidence, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Colorado Children's Campaign, 225 East 16th Ave., Suite B-300, Denver, CO 80203; Tel: 303-839-1580; Web site: http://www.coloradokids.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Children's Campaign, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado