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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017

List of Tables

Tables include data from 1950–2016, when available. Due to space limitations in this printed publication, selected years of data are shown where applicable. Full tables, including data from intervening years, are available on the Forum's Web site at https://www.childstats.gov.

open Population
Table POP1. Child population: Number of children (in millions) ages 0–17 in the United States by age, 1950–2016 and projected 2017–2050
Table POP2. Children as a percentage of the population: Persons in selected age groups as a percentage of the total U.S. population, and children ages 0–17 as a percentage of the dependent population, 1950–2016 and projected 2017–2050
Table POP3. Race and Hispanic origin composition: Percentage of U.S. children ages 0–17 by race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2016 and projected 2017–2050
open Family and Social Environment
Table FAM1.A. Family structure and children's living arrangements: Percentage of children ages 0–17 by presence of parents in household and race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2016
Table FAM1.B. Family structure and children's living arrangements: Detailed living arrangements of children by gender, race and Hispanic origin, age, parent's education, and poverty status, 2015
Table FAM2.A. Births to unmarried women: Birth rates for unmarried women by age of mother, 1980–2014
Table FAM2.B. Births to unmarried women: Percentage of all births that are to unmarried women by age of mother, 1980–2014
Table FAM3.A. Child care: Primary child care arrangements for children ages 0–4 with employed mothers by selected characteristics, selected years 1985–2011
Table FAM3.B. Child care: Percentage of children ages 3–6, not yet in kindergarten, in center-based care arrangements by child and family characteristics and region, selected years 1995–2012
Table FAM3.C. Child care: Child care arrangements of grade school children ages 5–14 with employed mothers by age of child, selected years 1995–2011
Table FAM4. Children of at least one foreign-born parent: Percentage of children ages 0–17 by nativity of child and parents,a parent's education, poverty status, and other characteristics, selected years 1994–2016
Table FAM5. Language spoken at home and difficulty speaking English: Number of children ages 5–17 who speak a language other than English at home by language spoken and ability to speak English, and the percentages of those speaking a language other than English at home and those with difficulty speaking English by selected characteristics, selected years 1979–2015
Table FAM6. Adolescent births: Birth rates by race and Hispanic origin and mother's age, 1980–2015
Table FAM7.A. Child maltreatment: Rate of substantiated maltreatment of children ages 0–17 by selected characteristics, 2008–2015
Table FAM7.B. Child maltreatment: Percentage of substantiated maltreatment of children ages 0–17 by maltreatment type and age, 2015
open Economic Circumstances
Table ECON1.A. Child poverty: Percentage of children ages 0–17 living below selected poverty levels by selected characteristics, 1980–2015
Table ECON1.B. Income distribution: Percentage of children ages 0–17 by family income relative to the poverty threshold, 1980–2015
Table ECON1.C. Supplemental poverty measure: Percentage of children ages 0–17 living in poverty by race and Hispanic origin and type of poverty measure, 2015
Table ECON2. Secure parental employment: Percentage of children ages 0–17 living with at least one parent employed year round, full timea by family structure, race and Hispanic origin, poverty status, and age, 1980–2015
Table ECON3. Food insecurity: Percentage of children ages 0–17 in food-insecure households by selected characteristics and severity of food insecurity, selected years 1995–2015
open Health Care
Table HC1. Health insurance coverage: Percentage of children ages 0–17 by health insurance coverage status at time of interview and selected characteristics, 1993–2015
Table HC2. Usual source of health care: Percentage of children ages 0–17 with no usual source of health carea by age, type of health insurance, and poverty status, 1993–2015
Table HC3.A. Immunization: Percentage of children ages 19–35 months vaccinated for selected diseases by poverty status and race and Hispanic origin, 1996–2015
Table HC3.B. Immunization: Percentage of adolescents ages 13–17 years vaccinated for selected diseases by poverty status and race and Hispanic origin, 2006–2015
Table HC4.A/B. Oral health: Percentage of children ages 2–17 with a dental visit in the past year by age and selected characteristics, 1997–2015
Table HC4.C. Oral health: Percentage of children ages 5–17 with untreated dental caries (cavities) by age, poverty status, and race and Hispanic origin, 1988–1994, 1999–2004, 2005–2008, 2009–2010, 2011–2012, and 2013–2014
open Physical Environment and Safety
Table PHY1. Outdoor air quality: Percentage of children ages 0–17 living in counties with pollutant concentrations above the levels of the current air quality standards by race and Hispanic origin, 1999–2015
Table PHY2.A. Secondhand smoke: Percentage of children ages 4–17 with specified blood cotinine levels by age and race and Hispanic origin, selected years 1988–2012
Table PHY2.B. Secondhand smoke: Percentage of children ages 4–17 with any detectable blood cotinine level by age, race and Hispanic origin and poverty status, selected years 2011–2012
Table PHY3. Drinking water quality: Percentage of children served by community water systems that did not meet all applicable health-based drinking water standards, 1993–2015
Table PHY4.A. Lead in the blood of children: Selected blood lead levels of children ages 1–5, 1976–1980, 1988–1994, 1999–2002, 2003–2006, 2007–2010, and 2011–2014
Table PHY4.B. PHY4.B Lead in the blood of children: Percentage of children ages 1–5 with blood lead levels at or above 5 µg/dL by race and Hispanic origin and poverty status, 2003–2008 and 2009–2014
Table PHY5. Housing problems: Percentage of households with children ages 0–17 that reported housing problems by type of problem, selected years 1978–2015
Table PHY6. Youth victims of serious violent crimes: Rate and number of victimizations for youth ages 12–17 by age, race and Hispanic origin, and gender, 1980–2015
Table PHY7.A. Child injury and mortality: Emergency department visit rates for children ages 1–14 by leading causes of injury visits, 2000–2001 through 2012–2013
Table PHY7.B. Child injury and mortality: Death rates among children ages 1–14 by gender, race and Hispanic origin, and all causes and all injury causes, 1980–2015
Table PHY8.A. Adolescent injury and mortality: Emergency department visit rates for adolescents ages 15–19 by leading causes of injury, 2000–2001 through 2012–2013
Table PHY8.B. Adolescent injury and mortality: Death rates among adolescents ages 15–19 by gender, race and Hispanic origin, and all causes and all injury causes, 1980–2015
open Behavior
Table BEH1. Regular cigarette smoking: Percentage of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students who reported smoking cigarettes daily in the past 30 days by grade, gender, and race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2016
Table BEH2. Alcohol use: Percentage of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students who reported having five or more alcoholic beverages in a row in the past 2 weeks by grade, gender, and race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2016
Table BEH3.A. Illicit drug use: Percentage of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students who reported using illicit drugs in the past 30 days by grade, gender, and race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2016
Table BEH3.B. Illicit drug use: Percentage of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students who reported smoking marijuana in the past 30 days by grade, 1980–2016
Table BEH4.A. Sexual activity: Percentage of high school students who reported ever having had sexual intercourse by gender, race and Hispanic origin, and grade, selected years 1991–2015
Table BEH4.B. Sexual activity: Among those who reported having had sexual intercourse during the past 3 months, the percentage of high school students who reported use of birth control pills to prevent pregnancy before last sexual intercourse by gender, race and Hispanic origin, and grade, selected years 1991–2015
Table BEH4.C. Sexual activity: Among those who reported having had sexual intercourse during the past 3 months, the percentage of high school students who reported condom use during the last sexual intercourse by gender, race and Hispanic origin, and grade, selected years 1991–2015
Table BEH5. Youth perpetrators of serious violent crimes: Rate and number of serious violent crimes by youth ages 12–17, 1980–2015
open Education
Table ED1. Family reading to young children: Percentage of children ages 3–5 who were read to three or more times in the last week by a family member by child and family characteristics and region, selected years 1993–2012
Table ED2.A/B. Mathematics and reading achievement: Average mathematics scale scores of 4th-, 8th-, and 12th-graders by child and family characteristics, selected years 1990–2015
Table ED3.A. High school academic coursetaking: Percentage of public high school students enrolled in selected secondary mathematics courses by race and Hispanic origin and gender, 2013–14
Table ED3.B. High school academic coursetaking: Percentage of public high school students enrolled in selected secondary science courses by race and Hispanic origin and gender, 2013–14
Table ED4. High school completion: Percentage of young adults ages 18–24 who have completed high school by race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2015
Table ED5.A. Youth neither enrolled in schoola nor working: Percentage of youth ages 16–19 who are neither enrolled in school nor working by age, gender, and race and Hispanic origin, 1985–2016
Table ED5.B. Youth enrolled in school and working: Percentage of youth ages 16–19 who are enrolled in school and working by age, gender, and race and Hispanic origin, selected years 1985–2016
Table ED5.C. Youth school enrollment and working status: Percentage of youth ages 16–19 by age, school enrollment and working status, gender, and race and Hispanic origin, selected years 1985–2016
Table ED6. College enrollment: Percentage of high school completers who were enrolled in college the October immediately after completing high school by gender, race and Hispanic origin, and income level, 1980–2015
open Health
Table HEALTH1.A. Preterm birth and low birthweight: Percentage of infants born preterm by detailed race and Hispanic origin of mother, 1990–2015
Table HEALTH1.B. Preterm birth and low birthweight: Percentage of infants born with low birthweight by detailed race and Hispanic origin of mother, 1980–2015
Table HEALTH2. Infant mortality: Death rates among infants by detailed race and Hispanic origin of mother, 1983–2014
Table HEALTH3.A. Emotional and behavioral difficulties: Percentage of children ages 4–17 reported by a parent to have serious or minor difficulties with emotions, concentration, behavior, or getting along with other people by selected characteristics, 2001–2015
Table HEALTH3.B. Emotional and behavioral difficulties: Percentage of children ages 4–17 with serious or minor emotional or behavioral difficulties who received services by type of service, 2001–2015
Table HEALTH4.A. Adolescent depression: Percentage of youth ages 12–17 who had at least one Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year by age, gender, race and Hispanic origin, and poverty status, 2004–2015
Table HEALTH4.B. Adolescent depression: Percentage of youth ages 12–17 with at least one Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year who received treatment for depression by age, gender, race and Hispanic origin, and poverty status, 2004–2015
Table HEALTH4.C. Adolescent depression: Percentage of youth ages 12–17 who had at least one Major Depressive Episode (MDE) with severe impairment in the past year by age, gender, race and Hispanic origin, and poverty status, 2004–2015
Table HEALTH5. Activity limitation: Percentage of children ages 5–17 with activity limitation resulting from one or more chronic health conditions by gender, poverty status, and race and Hispanic origin, selected years 1997–2015
Table HEALTH6. Diet quality: Average diet quality scores using the Healthy Eating Index-2010 (HEI-2010) for children ages 2–17 by age 2011–2012
Table HEALTH7. Obesity: Percentage of children ages 6–17 who had obesity by age, race and Hispanic origin, and gender, selected years 1976–1980 through 2011–2014
Table HEALTH8.A. Asthma: Percentage of children ages 0–17 with asthma, 1997–2015
Table HEALTH8.B. Asthma: Percentage of children ages 0–17 who currently have asthma by age, poverty status, race and Hispanic origin, and area of residence, 2001–2015
open Special
Table SPECIAL1. Peer Victimization: Percentage of fall 2010 first-time kindergartners, by type of victimization their teacher reported that they perpetrated against peers in 3rd grade, frequency with which the teacher reported that they victimized their peers, and selected child, family, and school characteristics, spring 2014
Table SPECIAL2. Peer Victimization: Fall 2010 first-time kindergartners' scores on various academic, social, and emotional scales in 3rd grade, by frequency of being victimized by their peers, frequency of victimizing their peers, and type of victimization, spring 2014