Posts Tagged by demographics
|February 14, 2011||Posted by M. P. under Federal Government, Health, Program Model, Research, Technology|
Last week, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) debuted a web portal that provides indicator data on health and healthcare. The Health Indicators Warehouse houses over 1200 health and healthcare indicators from over 170 data sources as well as profiles, rankings, quality measures and utilization reports. According to the HHS announcement, the website will also support automated data services through application programming interfaces or APIs.
If your duties include policy analysis, program development, needs assessment, training or grant and/or proposal writing this is an excellent resource for data ranging from illness prevalence, to risk factors, to socioeconomic status.
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|September 23, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Children and Family, Elderly||
According to a report by the Pew Research Center, 1 in 10 American children live with their grandparent(s). The number of children whose grandparents act as their caregivers had been increasing steadily since 2000 but jumped drastically (by 6 percent) between 2007 and 2008.
The brief, entitled Since the Start of the Great Recession, More Children Raised by Grandparents by Gretchen Livingston and Kim Parker, analyzes this shift in familial structure that appears to be occurring more among whites (9 percent increase in grandparents as primary caregivers between 2007 and 2008) than Hispanic or African-American grandparents (2 percent increase). Other interesting demographics included in the report:
- 67 percent of the grandparent caregivers are under the age of 60
- 62 percent are female
- 66 percent are married
Whether directly or indirectly related to the recession, kinship care is becoming more common in this country. The economic, social, legal and emotional impact of becoming a full-time caretaker late in life can be eased somewhat through support groups, informational seminars and respite care offered by nonprofit organizations.
|July 27, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Children and Family, Policy, Research||
The Foundation reports that there are approximately 1 million additional children living in poverty in the United States in 2008 than in 2000. According to data, the teen birth rate dropped while the number of teens receiving high school degrees or the equivalency increased.
National, state and county level data, visuals and widgets are available for exploration and customization at the KIDS COUNT data center.
|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.