Kids Count Report released for White County

Posted By | June 5, 2008 12:00 am

White County did not fare as well as some of the other Tennessee counties in the varied categories listed in the KIDS COUNT State of the Child Report released Thursday.
The report, which is called “Opportunity for all Children in Tennessee,” includes statistical information about all 95 counties and identifies the public structures essential for Tennessee’s children to be born health and have opportunities for success in school and in life.
For the number of teens who gave birth, White County ranked 46th out of 95 counties, with a total of 16.
For the number of substantiated child abuse cases, the ranking goes from Number 1, for the best, to Number 95, for the worst. White County ranked 43rd in 2006, with a total of 94. However, in 2004, the ranking was 77th, with 131 cases. In 2005, the ranking was 73rd, with 191 cases.
The number of youth committed to state custody in White County for 2006 was 32.
Statistics for the number of students expelled from school showed White County at the top of the list among its four surrounding counties. According to the KIDS COUNT report, White County reported 10 students expelled during 206. DeKalb County reported two; Putnam County, three; Van Buren County, zero; and Warren County, one.
In 2006, there were 19 teen pregnancies documented. The number of teens documented to have sexually transmitted diseases in White County for 2006 was eight.
Details of this report can be found at www.aecf.org/cgi-bin/cliks.cgi

   Children’s Health (Most recent 5 years are shown; show all years.)
 
Trend Data
   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006 
Number of Low-Birthweight Babies  White
 TN
 29 
 7,124 
 27 
 7,409 
 31 
 7,513 
 23 
 7,898 
 18 
 8,103 
Percent of Low-Birthweight Babies  White
 TN
 10.2% 
 9.2% 
 8.9% 
 9.4% 
 10.5% 
 9.4% 
 6.8% 
 9.7% 
 6.2% 
 9.6% 
Number of Infant Deaths  White
 TN
 2 
 727 
 2 
 728 
 1 
 686 
 4 
 718 
 0 
 733 
Infant Death Rate  White
 TN
 7.0 
 9.4 
 6.6 
 9.2 
 3.4 
 8.6 
 11.8 
 8.8 
 0.0 
 8.7 
Number of Child Deaths  White
 TN
 2 
 271 
 0 
 266 
 1 
 247 
 0 
 254 
 0 
 246 
Child Death Rate  White
 TN
 47.6 
 24.5 
 0.0 
 23.9 
 23.7 
 22.1 
 0.0 
 22.6 
 0.0 
 21.8 
Number of Babies Born  White
 TN
 285 
 77,433 
 302 
 78,841 
 294 
 79,572 
 339 
 81,720 
 284 
 75,302 
Percent of Babies Born That Received Adequate Prenatal Care  White
 TN
 74.0% 
 74.4% 
 78.1% 
 73.9% 
 72.8% 
 64.8% 
 75.2% 
 62.9% 
 74.3% 
 62.2% 
Number of Young Children on WIC  White
 TN
 595 
 113,182 
 634 
 113,766 
 615 
 113,264 
 653 
 115,359 
 652 
 114,783 
Percent of Young Children on WIC  White
 TN
 34.8% 
 24.6% 
 36.8% 
 24.5% 
 35.4% 
 23.5% 
 37.2% 
 24.4% 
 36.9% 
 24.1% 


 
   Teen Health (Most recent 5 years are shown; show all years.)
 
Trend Data
   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006 
Number of Teen Violent Deaths  White
 TN
 2 
 290 
 1 
 224 
 2 
 283 
 2 
 249 
 1 
 287 
Teen Violent Death Rate  White
 TN
 127.1 
 72.3 
 62.7 
 55.4 
 123.5 
 69.4 
 121.5 
 60.5 
 60.9 
 69.2 
Number of Pregnant Teens  White
 TN
 14 
 4,075 
 17 
 4,020 
 14 
 3,879 
 16 
 3,973 
 19 
 4,150 
Pregnancy Rate for Teens  White
 TN
 30.4 
 35.6 
 36.2 
 34.8 
 29.4 
 33.3 
 32.9 
 33.8 
 38.8 
 35.0 
Number of Teens Who Gave Birth  White
 TN
 13 
 3,225 
 13 
 3,203 
 13 
 3,075 
 13 
 3,260 
 16 
 3,392 

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