ERIC Number: ED449881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah, 2001. A Pledge to Our Children. Utah KIDS COUNT.
Haven, Terry, Ed.
This KIDS COUNT report details statewide trends in the well-being of Utah's children. The statistical portrait is based on 26 indicators of children's well-being: (1) prenatal care; (2) low birth weight infants; (3) infant mortality; (4) child injury deaths; (5) unintentional injuries; (6) untreated tooth decay; (7) immunization rates; (8) suicide rates; (9) child abuse and neglect; (10) unemployment; (11) poverty; (12) lack of health insurance; (13) child care availability; (14) domestic violence; (15) juvenile and adult adjudication rates; (16) dropouts; (17) pupil/teacher ratios; (18) kindergarten readiness; (19) truancy referrals; (20) teen births; (21) illicit drug use; (22) chlamydia infection rates; (23) tobacco use; (24) overweight youth; (25) physical exercise; and (26) seat belt usage. The report begins with introductory and general population data. Part two of the report provides county and statewide trend data for each of the indicators, organized according to the following five statewide goals: (1) all children safe and happy; (2) all children residing in nurturing and economically secure family environments; (3) all communities safe and supportive; (4) all children succeed in school and are ready to work; and (5) all children choose healthy and safe behaviors. Part three of the report details findings on selected health and safety issues for 61 small areas within the state. Among the findings, positive trends are noted for infant mortality, immunizations, juvenile and adult adjudication, teen smoking, and seatbelt usage. Negative trends are noted for prenatal care, low birthweight babies, and child abuse. (SD)
Descriptors: Accidents, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Day Care, Delinquency, Demography, Dental Health, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Exercise, Family Violence, Health Insurance, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mortality Rate, Obesity, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Restraints (Vehicle Safety), School Readiness, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Teacher Student Ratio, Trend Analysis, Truancy, Well Being, Youth Problems
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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