ERIC Number: ED475645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Colorado! 2003.
This Kids Count report examines state, county, and regional trends in the well-being of Colorado's children. The first part of the report is presented in four chapters. Chapter 1 includes findings regarding the increasing diversity of the child population, linguistic isolation, the impact of parental unemployment, child poverty, and the affordable housing challenge. Chapter 2 concerns vulnerable families, and presents findings regarding teen parents, declines in the teen birth rate, parents with low educational attainment, single-parent families, at-risk births, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home placements, and children of incarcerated parents. Chapter 3 highlights learning and education, and discusses the importance of early learning, the value of high-quality early care, program funding, school readiness, elementary and middle school student achievement, and outcomes of higher education. Chapter 4 focuses on child health and reports findings on health insurance, Medicaid enrollment, the state child health insurance program, maternal and child health indicators, mental health, oral health, asthma, obesity, chronic health conditions, and immunizations. The report next describes the It's About Kids project to stimulate dialogue of children's issues through a diverse child advocacy network. The remainder of the report then presents comparative state and regional data for the year 2001 for the following indicators: (1) demographics; (2) single parent families; (3) births to single women; (4) births to mothers lacking a high school diploma; (5) teen births; (6) repeat teen births; (7) three risk factor births (mothers under 25 years, unmarried, with less than 12 years of education); (8) out-of-home placements; (9) children enrolled in TANF; (10) children under 5 years receiving WIC; (11) children qualifying for free/reduced lunch; (12) median household income; (13) child poverty; (14) children under 6 with all parents in labor force; (15) low birth weight births; (16) early prenatal care; (17) women smoking during pregnancy; (18) infant mortality; (19) child deaths; (20) teen deaths; (21) children enrolled in Medicaid; (22) children enrolled in state health plan; (23) high school graduates; (24) high school dropouts; (25) teen dropouts; and (26) idle teens. The report concludes with data notes and definitions. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Asthma, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Dental Health, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Insurance, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Obesity, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Welfare Recipients, Well Being
Colorado Children's Campaign, 1120 Lincoln, Suite 124, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-839-1580; Fax: 303-839-1354; Web site: http://www.coloradokids.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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