Thursday, May 21, 2009

New health and community data

The results of the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health was just released.   The survey results show for the states and DC more than 100 child health indicators on topics such as insurance, oral health, mental health, and risk for developmental delays.   On this site you will find comparison's of DC and nationwide data as well as detailed results by subgroups (such as age and household income).   Also incredibly useful is the tool that allows users to perform a customized data search.

Highlights from the report are:

  • DC is better than nationwide when it comes to kids having health insurance (96.5% in DC to 90.9% nationwide)
  • In the area of risk of developmental or behavior problems, 30.1% of parents in DC have concerns compared to 26.4% nationwide
  • Only 67.6% of children in DC live in supportive neighborhoods versus 83.2% nationwide

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