ERIC Number: ED475637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
WY KIDS COUNT in Wyoming Factbook, 2002: A County-By-County Factbook.
Stewart, Shelli, Ed.
This KIDS COUNT factbook details statewide and county trends in the well-being of Wyoming's children. Following an overview of key indicators, the factbook documents state trends for 36 indicators: (1) child and youth population; (2) births; (3) unintended pregnancy; (4) low birth weight babies; (5) early prenatal care; (6) immunizations; (7) chronic disease; (8) early identification, diagnosis, and intervention; (9) injury; (10) family violence; (11) infant deaths; (12) child deaths; (13) babies born to unmarried mothers of all ages; (14) births to mothers who smoked during pregnancy; (15) alcohol and illegal drug use during pregnancy; (16) teen births; (17) sexually transmitted diseases; (18) adolescent tobacco use; (19) adolescent drug and alcohol use; (20) children affected by divorce; (21) juvenile crime arrests; (22) teen violent deaths; (23) teen motor vehicle related deaths; (24) teen suicides; (25) child and adolescent nutrition and obesity; (26) education; (27) average daily membership in schools; (28) drop out incidences; (29) infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with developmental disabilities; (30) licensed child care facilities; (31) Head Start; (32) STARS (a system that tracks licensed child care providers); (33) poverty; (34) welfare reform; (35) "Kid Care" (state children's health insurance program); and (36) children with asthma. The factbook next summarizes findings from the Wyoming Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2001. The remainder of the factbook presents county profiles addressing selected demographic, education, child health, and well-being indicators for the period 1990-2000. The data indicate declining trends in low birth weight babies, child and youth population, births, and juvenile arrests for all crime types. Increasing trends are noted for the percent of babies born to single mothers, percent of children living in poverty, and births of mothers with only a high school education or less. The factbook concludes with information on advocacy opportunities. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Asthma, Birth Rate, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Disabilities, Divorce, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Violence, Infant Mortality, Infants, Injuries, Mortality Rate, Nutrition, Obesity, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Prenatal Influences, Preschool Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Tables (Data), Tobacco, Violence, Well Being
Wyoming Children's Action Alliance, 2712 Thomes Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001. Tel: 800-400-3000 (Toll Free); Tel: 307-635-2272; Fax: 307-635-2306; Web site: http://www.wykids.com.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Children's Action Alliance, Cheyenne.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming