2003 Trends in the Well-Being of America’s Children and Youth

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Acknowledgments

Introduction

Section 1:
Population, Family, and Neighborhood (PF)

CHILD POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS  (In PDF format)

PF 1.1 Number of Children in the United States
PF 1.2 Children as a Percentage of the Total Population
PF 1.3 Racial and Ethnic Composition of the Child Population
PF 1.4 Foreign Born Population
PF 1.5 Fertility Rates
PF 1.6 Number of Births
PF 1.7 Age of Mothers

FAMILY STRUCTURE  (In PDF format)

PF 2.1 Families with Children
PF 2.2 Living Arrangements of Children
PF 2.3 Percentage of All Births to Unmarried Females
PF 2.4 Children Living in Foster Care

NEIGHBORHOODS   (In PDF format)

PF 3.1 Residential Stability
PF 3.2 Children in Poor and Very Poor Neighborhoods

Section 2:
Economic Security (ES)

POVERTY AND INCOME  (In PDF format)

ES 1.1 Median Family Income
ES 1.2 Children in Poverty

FINANCIAL SUPPORT   (In PDF format)

ES 2.1 Means-Tested Assistance: AFDC, TANF and Food Stamps
ES 2.2 Child Support Nonpayment

PARENTAL EMPLOYMENT   (In PDF format)

ES 3.1 Parental Labor Force Participation
ES 3.2 Maternal Employment
ES 3.3 Child Care

CONSUMPTION   (In PDF format)

ES 4.1 Housing Problems
ES 4.2 Food Security

Section 3:
Health Conditions and Health Care (HC)

HEALTH CARE   (In PDF format)

HC 1.1 Health Insurance Coverage
HC 1.2 Prenatal Care
HC 1.3 Immunization

HEALTH CONDITIONS   (In PDF format)

HC 2.1 Healthy Births
HC 2.2 Low and Very Low Birth Weight
HC 2.3 Children in Very Good or Excellent Health
HC 2.4 Chronic Health Conditions
HC 2.5 Overweight Prevalence
HC 2.6 Activity Limitations
HC 2.7 Children and Youth with HIV/AIDS
HC 2.8 Sexually Transmitted Diseases
HC 2.9 Abuse and Neglect
HC 2.10 Suicidal Youth
HC 2.11 Serious Violent Victimization of Youth

MORTALITY  (In PDF format)

HC 3.1 Infant Mortality
HC 3.2 Death Rates
HC 3.3 Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths
HC 3.4 Homicides
HC 3.5 Suicides

Section 4:
Social Development and Behavioral Health (SD)

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT  (In PDF format)

SD 1.1 Life Goals of 12th Graders
SD 1.2 Peer Approval
SD 1.3 Religious Attendance and Religiosity
SD 1.4 Voting Behavior
SD 1.5 Television Viewing Habits
SD 1.6 Detached Youth: Not in School and Not Working
SD 1.7 Working Youth
SD 1.8 Youth Violent Crime Arrest Rates

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: PHYSICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY   (In PDF format)

SD 2.1 Physical Fighting
SD 2.2 Weapon Carrying
SD 2.3 Seat Belt Use

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: SMOKING, ALCOHOL, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE  (In PDF format)

SD 3.1 Cigarette Use
SD 3.2 Smokeless Tobacco Use
SD 3.3 Alcohol Use
SD 3.4 Exposure to Drunk Driving
SD 3.5 Illegal Drug Use
SD 3.6 Abuse of Alcohol or Other Controlled Substances
SD 3.7 Peer Attitudes Towards Alcohol and Other Controlled Substances

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: SEXUAL ACTIVITY AND FERTILITY   (In PDF format)

SD 4.1 Sexually Experienced Youth
SD 4.2 Currently Sexually Active Youth
SD 4.3 Contraceptive Use
SD 4.4 Number of Sexual Partners
SD 4.5 Youth Pregnancy and Abortion

Section 5:
Education and Achievement (EA)

ENROLLMENT/ATTENDANCE   (In PDF format)

EA 1.1 Early Childhood Program Enrollment
EA 1.2 Ready Schools, Ready Children
EA 1.3 School Absenteeism
EA 1.4 High School Dropouts
EA 1.5 High School Completion
EA 1.6 College Attendance and Completion

ACHIEVEMENT/PROFICIENCY   (In PDF format)

EA 2.1 Reading Proficiency for Youth Ages 9, 13, and 17
EA 2.2 Mathematics Proficiency for Youth ages 9, 13, and 17
EA 2.3 Science Proficiency for Youth ages 9, 13, and 17
EA 2.4 Arts Proficiency for 8th Graders

RELATED BEHAVIORS AND CHARACTERISTICS  (In PDF format)

EA 3.1 Family-Child Engagement in Literacy Activities
EA 3.2 Reading Habits of Children and Youth
EA 3.3 Parental Involvement in Child’s School
EA 3.4 Difficulty Speaking English
EA 3.5 Student Computer Use
EA 3.6 Children Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Glossary  (In PDF format)

Bibliography  (In PDF format)


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