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ERIC Number: ED465427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 77
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
KidsCount in Colorado! 2002.
Boeke, Kaye
This Kids Count report examines statewide, countywide, and citywide trends in the well-being of Colorado's children. Following a brief foreword, the report presents state data and city data for 15 major cities in the form of a report card. The report cards relay: demographic data related to number of children by age and race; indicators of child health and well-being related to births for the period of 1991-2000 including trend changes; lists of promising trends, troubling trends, stable indicators; and general conclusions. The third section presents comparative state and city data for the period 1991-2000 for the following indicators: (1) births to single women; (2) births to single teens; (3) births to mothers with no high school diploma; (4) three-risk-factor births (mothers under 25, unmarried, with fewer that 12 years of education); (5) repeat teen births; (6) low birth weight births; (7) births to women receiving late or no prenatal care; (8) births to mothers who smoked during pregnancy; and (9) infant mortality rate. The fourth section presents county data for the year 2000 for the following indicators: (1) demographics; (2) median household income; (3) children in poverty; (4) live births; (5) births to single women; (6) low birthweight births; (7) late or no prenatal care; (8) teen birth rate; (9) three-risk-factor births; (10) infant mortality; (11) child deaths; (12) teen deaths; (13) child abuse or neglect; (14) out-of-home placement; (15) children in families enrolled in TANF; (16) children in families receiving WIC; (17) children enrolled in Medicaid; (18) children enrolled in child health plan plus; (19) children receiving free or reduced lunch; (20) high school graduation rate; and (21) high school dropout rate. The report concludes with data notes and definitions. (SD)
Colorado Childrens Campaign, 225 East 16th Avenue, Suite B-300, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-839-1580; Fax: 303-839-1354; 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.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Children's Campaign, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families