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ERIC Number: ED473648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Kids Count Factbook, 2001.
Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.
This 7th annual Kids Count Factbook provides information on trends in the well-being of children in Maryland and its 24 jurisdictions. The statistical portrait is based on 18 indicators of well-being: (1) low birth-weight infants; (2) infant mortality; (3) early prenatal care; (4) binge drinking; (5) child deaths; (6) child injury rate; (7) grade 3 reading achievement; (8) violence-related school suspensions; (9) absence from school; (10) on-time high school graduation; (11) high school program completion; (12) teen death rate; (13) child abuse and neglect; (14) juvenile non-violent crime arrests; (15) juvenile violent crime arrests; (16) child poverty; (17) child support; and (18) births to teens. The Factbook provides indicator definitions, and summarizes findings for the state level and jurisdictional level for each indicator. The data indicate improvement in measures for infant mortality, prenatal care, child deaths, grade 3 reading, school absences, high school graduation and program completion, child abuse and neglect, juvenile crime, child support collection, and births to teens. Indicators showing a worsening trend are low birth-weight births, binge drinking, violence-related school suspensions, and child poverty. (HTH)
Maryland Kids Count Partnership, Advocates for Children and Youth, Inc., 8 Market Place, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-547-9200; Fax: 410-547-8690; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
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: Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland