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ERIC Number: ED459936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 390
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
South Dakota Kids Count Factbook, 2001.
Cochran, Carole, Ed.
This Kids Count factbook examines statewide trends in well-being for South Dakota's children. The statistical portrait is based on 24 indicators in the areas of demographics, health, education, economic status, and safety. The indicators are: (1) poverty thresholds; (2) population; (3) population on Indian Reservations; (4) infant mortality; (5) low birth weight rate; (6) child death rate; (7) teen violent death rate; (8) rate of births to single teens; (9) prenatal care rates; (10) immunization rates; (11) school enrollment; (12) dropout rates; (13) number of children with special needs; (14) poverty statistics; (15) personal income; (16) number of women in the workforce; (17) TANF, food stamps, and Medicaid recipients; (18) child care services; (19) juvenile offense referrals; (20) child abuse and neglect rates; (21) youth related traffic accidents; (22) juvenile drug and alcohol treatment admissions; (23) youth tobacco use; and (24) youth risk behaviors. The first part of the factbook presents introductory materials and a summary of the report. The major portion of the factbook presents state and county data tables for each indicator. Among the findings are the following: the percent of children living with underemployed parents is one of the lowest in the country; teen birth rate is 50% below the national rate; infant mortality rate has declined; and the child death rate is among the highest in the nation. The factbook concludes with a section listing data resources, Web sites of interest, information on performing data calculations, and interpretation instructions. (SD)
South Dakota KIDS COUNT Project, Business Research Bureau, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Patterson Hall, Room 132, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390. Tel: 605-677-5287; Fax: 605-677-5427; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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