ERIC Number: ED474501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Invest Early: Good Beginnings Last a Lifetime. Kansas Kids Count Data Book, 2003.
Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
This Kids Count data book provides state and county trends in the well-being of Kansas' children. The statistical portrait is based on 22 indictors in the areas of economic well-being, physical health and safety, childhood care and education, emotional well-being, and social behavior and social control. Following a state profile, county data are presented for the following indicators: (1) births to school-age mothers; (2) children in poverty; (3) children approved for free school meals; (4) childhood deaths; (5) infant mortalities; (6) births with adequate prenatal care; (7) kindergartners fully immunized by age two; (8) low birth-weight babies; (9) Early Head Start participation; (10) Head Start participation; (11) child care availability; (12) high school graduate post-secondary education; (13) births to mothers with less than a high school degree; (14) students graduating from high school; (15) out-of-home placements; (16) teen violent deaths; (17) reported child abuse and neglect; (18) substantiated child abuse and neglect; (19) juvenile court filings; (20) youth who report using tobacco in preceding 30 days; (21) youth who report binge drinking; and (22) youth who report using other drugs. Measures showing notable improvement include childhood death rates, Head Start participation, immunization rates, and use of tobacco and binge drinking. Measures remaining steady include infant mortality, low birth-weight births, and post-secondary education or training among high school graduates. Measures showing deterioration include free school meal enrollment and reported child abuse and neglect. The data book concludes with notes and a list of data sources. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Care, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Drinking, Drug Use, Early Parenthood, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Services, Well Being
Kansas Action for Children, 3360 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66611. Tel: 785-232-0550; Fax: 785-232-0699; Web site: http://www.kac.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas