Children’s Well-being: 2010 Report
|July 21, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Children and Family, Drug and Alcohol, Education, Federal Government, Health, Research, Youth Development||
The recently released report, America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2010, presents federal data on over 40 indicators of child health and wellness across seven domains: Family and Social Environment, Economic Circumstances, Health Care, Physical Environment and Safety, Behavior, Education, and Health.
- 75% of children ages birth through 17 years old live with at least one parent who is employed full time, year round.
- 22% of children from birth to 17 years old are living in “food insecure homes” (the highest ever since data monitoring commenced).
- 8% of 8th-graders, 18% of 10th-graders, and 23% of 12th-graders reported personal illegal drug use in the past 30 days.
- Nearly 1 in 5 children (19%) ages 6–17 are obese.
- 19% percent of all children ages birth through 17 are living in poverty.
The complete report is available at Childstats.gov.