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This Kids Count report provides statistical data on several indicators of child well-being in Newark, New Jersey. Indicators were grouped into seven categories: (1) Demographics (including population, registered voters, and income levels); (2) Family Well-Being (including residents serviced by Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), children in families receiving food stamps, children in families receiving public assistance, number of licensed child care centers, substantiated child abuse cases, and out-of-home placements); (3) Child Health (including number of births, percent low birth weight, percent with no prenatal care, unmarried mothers, number of births to teens, infant mortality rate, pediatric asthma cases, children living with HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and vaccinations); (4) Mental Health (including number of children served for various types of problems); (5) Environmental Health (including lead levels in drinking water and number of toxic waste sites); (6) Education (including enrollment in public schools, student ethnicity, attendance rates, homeless students, proficiency test scores, graduation rates, dropout reports, and post-graduation plans); and (7) Juvenile Justice (including number of juvenile arrests). The data indicate that the 1998 Newark infant mortality rate was double that of New Jersey. The number of Newark children receiving public assistance declined almost 47 percent and the number of children receiving food stamps declined about 37 percent from 1996 to 2000. There were increases in reported sexually transmitted disease cases from 1996 to 1999. Births to Newark women under age 15 declined almost 48 percent from 1994 to 1998. A glossary and information on data sources complete the report. (KB)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Asthma, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Crime, Demography, Drinking, Dropout Rate, Drug Use, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Homeless People, Infant Mortality, Lead Poisoning, Mental Health, Mortality Rate, Physical Environment, Smoking, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Tax Credits, Violence, Welfare Recipients, Well Being, Youth Problems

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Autor: Romanoff, Becky


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