2001 Kids Count Statistics

From the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Children’s Defense Fund Ohio

                                                                                        1990                        1998

     Percent low birth weight babies                             OH      7.1%               7.7%

                                                                                    US       7.0%               7.6%

     Infant mortality rate                                               OH      9.8                   8.0%

    (deaths per 1,000 live births)                                  US       9.2                   7.2%

    

    Child death rate                                                         OH      29                    24%

    (deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-14)                 US       31                    24%

 

    Rate of teen deaths rate by accident,                     OH      55                    43%

    Homicide, and suicide                                              US       71                    54%

    (deaths per 100,000 teen ages 15-19)

 

   Teen birth rate                                                          OH      34                    27%

   (births per 1,000 females ages 15-17)                      US       37                    30%

 

  Percent of teens who are high school                        OH      7%                   8%

  Dropouts (ages 16-19)                                               US       10%                9%

 

Percent of teens not attending school and                  OH      9%                  8%

 not working (ages 16-19)                                           US       10%                9%

 

Continued                                                                       1990                1998

Percent of children living with parents who                    OH      29%       28%

do not have a full-time, year round                                US       30%    26%

employment.

 

Percent of children in poverty                                       OH      18%    16%

(data reflect poverty in previous year)                          US       20%    20%

 

Percent of families with children headed                      OH      23%    27%

by a single parent                                                        US       24%    27%

 

Female headed families receiving child support or alimony   OH      39%

                         (1998 figure only)                                          US       34%

 

Children in working-poor families without a telephone         OH      7%

               At home(1999 figure)                                              US       9%

 

 Children in extreme poverty                                                       OH      8%

(income below 50% of poverty level)                                         US       8%

 

Children without health insurance                                               OH      9%

                                                                                                     US       15%   

Children in working-poor families who lack health insurance            OH      14%

                                                                                                            US       23%

 

2-year old children who were immunized                                          OH      79%

                                                                                                            US       80%

 

Juvenile violent crime arrest rate                                                         OH      271

(arrest per 100,000 youths age 10-17)                                    US       394

 

Juvenile property crime arrest rate                                                      OH      1,679

(arrest per 100,000 youths ages 10-17)                                               US       2,130

 

 Percent of children under age 18 in working-poor families                OH      18%

                                                                                                           US       23%

 


 Copyright Homeless Grapevine and NEOCH published in Cleveland Ohio in July of 2001.