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Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2013-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_child_13_14/underweight_child_13_14.pdf

Finds that 3.8% of U.S. children and youth aged 2-19 are underweight.  Table shows trends by age groups since 1970.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2013-2014

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_child_13_14/obesity_child_13_14.pdf

Finds that 17.2% of U.S. children and youth aged 2-19 are obese and another 16.2% are overweight.  Charts and tables show trends since 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

 

Co-Offending Among Adolescents in Violent Victimizations, 2004-13

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/caavv0413.pdf

Presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimizations perceived by the victim to be committed by adolescents ages 12 to 17 during 2004-13.  Includes the type of crime, weapon use, victim injury, and whether reported to police.     From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2016

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.childstats.gov/pdf/ac2016/ac_16.pdf

Latest in an annual series of reports on the condition of children in the U.S.  The brief version highlights selected indicators for children in seven areas including family, health, economic circumstances, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

Primary Early Care and Education Arrangements and Achievement at Kindergarten Entry

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016070.pdf

Explores the relationship between children’s primary early care and education arrangements the year before kindergarten and their academic skills and learning behaviors at kindergarten entry, after accounting for child and family background characteristics.  ECE arrangements are classified into 5 main groups.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/258876.pdf

Annual report on what countries around the world are doing to combat human slavery.  Of 188 countries covered, 36 were placed on Tier 1, 78 on Tier 2,          44 on the Tier 2 Watch List, and 27 on Tier 3.  Overall there were 27 downgrades and 20 upgrades.  From the State Department

 

Trends in Child Care Spending from the CCDF and TANF

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44528.pdf

Reviews the legislative history behind the Child Care and Development Fund programs, including the relative importance of state and federal authority in setting funding levels and program rules.  Also presents historical data on child care spending from CCDF and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs for FY2000 – FY2012.  . From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Children and Armed Conflict: Report of the Secretary General

Categories: Afghanistan,Children,Crime/Justice,Iraq,Sex Issues,Sudan,Syria,Terrorism,United Nations

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=s/2016/360&referer=/english/&Lang=E

Annual report on the impact of war on children.  Annexes to the report which covers 2015 include information about parties that recruit and use children as warriors, sexual violence against children, attacks on schools and hospitals, and the abduction of children.  From the United Nations Security Council

 

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