ERIC Number: ED440770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah, 2000. How Are the Children?
Haven, Terry, Ed.
This Kids Count report details statewide trends in the well-being of Utah's children. The statistical portrait is based on 22 indicators of children's well-being, including: (1) prenatal care; (2) low birth weight infants; (3) infant mortality; (4) child death rates; (5) child injury deaths; (6) child abuse; (7) injury hospital discharges; (8) child poverty rate; (9) school meals participation; (10) child care needs; (11) health insurance; (12) adjudication rates; (13) school enrollment; (14) pupil-teacher ratios; (15) per pupil expenditure; (16) dropouts; (17) academic achievement; (18) teen births; (19) teen smoking and alcohol use; (20) youth risk behavior; (21) teen chlamydia infection; and (22) teen abortion rates. Part 1 of the report introduces state goals for children, provides population estimates statewide and by county, and details findings on selected health status measures for Utah counties and for 61 small homogeneous areas within the state. This section also describes a simple strategy for child advocacy. Part 2 of the report provides county and statewide trend data for each of the indicators. The findings indicate that the percent of women receiving first trimester prenatal care has decreased and the percent of low birth weight infants has been increasing. There have been decreases in infant mortality since 1996. The number of child abuse or neglect cases have increased. There have been fluctuations in child death rates, child injury deaths, and dropout rates. The report concludes with suggestions for child advocacy. (KB)
Descriptors: Accidents, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Day Care, Delinquency, Demography, Drinking, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Health Insurance, Infant Mortality, Infants, Lunch Programs, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Preschool Education, Smoking, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being, Youth Problems
Utah Children, 757 East south Temple, Suite 250, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (single copy, $10; discount on orders of 2 or more copies). Tel: 801-364-1182; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Utah Children, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah