ERIC Number: ED438062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Child Health USA, 1998.
Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Intended to inform policymaking in the public and private sectors, this booklet compiles secondary data for 55 health status indicators. The book provides both graphical and textual summaries of data, and addresses long-term trends where applicable. Data are presented for the target populations of Title V funding: infants, children, adolescents, and women of childbearing age. In addition to health status, the book addresses health services utilization and population characteristics. Following the introduction, which discusses trends and issues in children's health, the booklet has six sections: (1) "Population Characteristics," including children in poverty, maternal age, working mothers, and school dropouts; (2) "Health Status," discussing the health issues related to infants, children, and adolescents; (3) "Health Services and Utilization," including health care financing, vaccination coverage levels, physician visits, service utilization by children with chronic conditions, hospital utilization, and prenatal care; (4) "State-Specific Data," including data tables on infant and neonatal mortality, prenatal care, low birth weight, births to women under 18, Medicaid information, and health care financing; (5) "City Data," focusing on comparisons between cities with populations over 100,000 and national data on infant mortality, low birth weight, and prenatal care; and (6) "Progress towards Healthy People 2000," summarizing progress toward several prevention objectives. (Contains 34 references.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Health, Day Care, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Employed Parents, Health Behavior, Health Care Costs, Health Needs, Incidence, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mortality Rate, Mothers, Municipalities, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, Tables (Data)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328. For full text: http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.