ERIC Number: ED453931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
KidsCount in Colorado! 2001.
This Kids Count report examines statewide and county trends in the well-being of Colorado's children. Indicators are presented in the general areas of demographics, abuse and neglect, child health, family issues, and teen issues. The statistical portrait is based on 16 indicators of well-being: (1) confirmed incidents of child abuse and neglect; (2) abuse and neglect referrals; (3) abuse and neglect referrals investigated; (4) mothers receiving early prenatal care; (5) low birth weight births; (6) children in families receiving Medicaid; (7) enrollment in CHP+; (8) deaths of infants under age 1; (9) deaths of children under age 18; (10) children in families receiving TANF; (11) children qualifying for free/reduced lunch; (12) children under 5 on WIC; (13) children in out-of-home placements; (14) three risk factor births; (15) teen birth rate; and (16) high school graduation rate. Limited data are presented for the following indicators: (1) oral health; (2) immunizations; (3) uninsured children; (4) dropout rates; (5) homicides; and (6) suicides. State and county data are presented as available and range from 1997 to 2001. County rankings are presented as of 1999. The report's findings indicate that progress was made toward improving: infant mortality rates, immunization rates, prenatal care, established paternity for births to unmarried women, teen birth rate, and teen suicide rate. The report's findings indicate change for the worse in the areas of: low birth weight births, children dying due to child abuse, and out-of-home placement rates. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Dental Health, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Insurance, Incidence, Infant Mortality, Infants, Lunch Programs, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Colorado Children's Campaign, 225 East 16th Avenue, 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