ERIC Number: ED455920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Oklahoma Kids Count Factbook, 2001.
This Kids Count Factbook details county and statewide trends in the well-being of Oklahoma's children. The statistical portrait is based on seven indicators or benchmarks of child well-being: (1) low birth weight infants; (2) infant mortality; (3) births to young teens; (4) child abuse and neglect; (5) child and teen death; (6) high school dropouts; and (7) juvenile violent crime arrests. Statewide findings, presented in the factbook's overview, indicate that two of the seven benchmarks (low birth weight infants and child abuse and neglect) worsened compared to data from over a decade ago. Five benchmarks (infant mortality, births to young teens, child death, high school dropouts, and juvenile violent crime arrests) improved over the comparable data. The Factbook then presents current statewide and county data for each of the benchmarks. Each benchmark is defined, state and county trends are presented, and racial differences are noted. The bulk of the Factbook is comprised of county profiles, in which data for each of the indicators are presented graphically. A county benchmark key, tips for data interpretation and use, explanations of methodology and sources, and single tables compiling county data for each indicator conclude the Factbook. (SD)
Descriptors: Accidents, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being, Youth Problems
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-547-6600.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Inst. for Child Advocacy, Inc., Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Kids Count.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma