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This Kids Count publication is the first to examine statewide trends in the well-being of Montana's children. The statistical portrait is based on 13 indicators of well-being: (1) low birthweight rate; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) child death rate; (4) teen violent death rate; (5) percent of public school enrollment in Chapter 1 programs; (6) percent of public school enrollment in special education; (7) percent of population younger than 16 years in out-of-home placements; (8) child abuse and neglect rates; (9) child poverty rate; (10) percent of public school enrollment in free/reduced meals; (11) percent of all births to single teens; (12) percent of youths in alcohol/drug treatment; and (13) juvenile crime as a percent of the population. The bulk of the data book presents the findings on the well-being indicators and notes trends from the mid-1980s when data are available. The data book indicates that Montana's infant mortality is the lowest among neighboring states. However, births to single teens and the percent of children living in poverty are increasing. The data book also contains data notes and sources and acknowledgements. The county profile book presents statistical profiles arranged by county for each of Montana's counties, as well as information on demographics, parental employment, single parent families, percent of children with limited English proficiency, welfare program participation, school enrollment, and family risk. (KB)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Foster Care, Incidence, Infants, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Social Indicators, Special Education, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Recipients, Well Being, Youth Problems

Montana KIDS COUNT Project, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, The Montana Coalition, 316 Fuller Avenue, P.O. Box 876, Helena, MT 59624; Tel: 406-449-8611 (Data Book, $15; County Profiles, $15).

Author: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies-The Montana Coalition, Helena.


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