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Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents in the United States and Canada

Categories: Canada,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db211.pdf

Finds higher prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents aged 3-19 in the U.S. than in Canada.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten, United States, 2014-15 School Year

Categories: Children,Education,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6433a2.htm?s_cid=mm6433a2_w

Describes vaccination coverage estimates in 49 states and vaccination exemption estimates in 46 states.  Also covers estimates for the District of Columbia.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Using Household and Intrahousehold Data to Assess Food Insecurity: Evidence from Bangladesh

Categories: Bangladesh,Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Women

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1878678/err190.pdf

Finds flaws in previous data on household nutrition in Bangladesh test.  Male head of household was adequately fed but females and children in household were not.  Survey covered household food consumption down to individual level.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students, United States, 2011-12 School Year

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6430a1.htm?s_cid=mm6430a1_w

Describes the problems of adolescent sleep deprivation and how early school start times contribute to the problem.  Also provides state level data on average start times and percentage distribution of students with various start times.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Child Health USA 2014

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://mchb.hrsa.gov/chusa14/downloads.html

Latest in an annual series of reports on the health status and service needs of infants, children, and adolescents.  Covers factors that influence the health and well-being of children, behaviors that affect their health, and financing and utilization of health services.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration

 

A Primer on WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44115.pdf

Discusses the eligibility, benefits, and delivery systems for the program which provides food, nutrition education, and health care services to women, infants, and children.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Trafficking in Persons Report: July 2015

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/245365.pdf

The annual report which covers sex trafficking, forced labor, domestic servitude, child labor, and child soldiers.  Also describes U.S. government efforts to stop human trafficking.  From the State Department

 

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

http://www.childstats.gov/pdf/ac2015/ac_15.pdf

The 17th report in a series which presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children’s lives.  The indicators cover 7 domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.  Also has a special feature on health care quality among U.S. children.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

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