ERIC Number: ED457986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Facts on Kids in South Dakota, 2000.
Goebel, Pat, Ed.; Blad, Amy, Ed.
Facts on Kids in South Dakota, n1-4 2000
This Kids Count report consists of four issues in a series of fact sheets that examine specific indicators of the well-being of children in South Dakota. Issue one focuses on teens and motor vehicle crashes. The fact sheet notes that teen death rates from car crashes have been higher than the national rate for 4 of the 5 years between 1992-1996. Specific areas examined include state legislative history, adolescent safety belt use, adolescent drinking and driving, teen speeding, and other circumstances contributing to crashes. Issue two focuses on teens and smoking, finding that South Dakota teens rank among the highest in the nation in reported tobacco use. Specific areas examined include tobacco addiction costs, middle school tobacco use, high school tobacco use, use of smokeless tobacco, and state legislative actions. Issue three focuses on use of child restraint systems and adolescent safety belt use, and finds that the leading cause of child deaths is motor vehicle crashes. Specific areas examined include safety equipment for children younger that 5 years, child booster seat use, legislative history, and seat belt use by adolescents and teens. Issue four focuses on Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Specific areas examined include health insurance, history of CHIP, eligibility, and services offered. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Child Health, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Children, Demography, Driving While Intoxicated, Economic Status, Health Insurance, Incidence, Infants, Mortality Rate, Restraints (Vehicle Safety), Smoking, Social Indicators, State Legislation, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tobacco, Well Being, Youth Problems
South Dakota Kids Count Project, Business Research Bureau--USD, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390. Tel: 605-677-5287; Fax: 605-677-5427. For full text: http://www.usd.edu/brbinfo/kc/factsonkids.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.; South Dakota State Dept. of Health, Pierre.; South Dakota State Dept. of Social Services, Pierre.; South Dakota State Dept. of Human Services, Pierre.
Authoring Institution: Kids Count--South Dakota, Vermillion.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program