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At a Glance for 2014, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

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The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics presents a summary table published in 2014 of data for 2013 on national indicators of the well-being of America's children.
For each variable, data are provided for the previous year (2012), the most recent year (2013), and whether the change is an increase or a decrease. The main data categories are Demographics (U.S. population of children ages 0-17, children as a percentage of the population, and racial and ethnic composition); Family and Social Environment (family structure and children's living arrangements, births to unmarried women, child care, children of at least one foreign-born parent, language spoken at home and difficulty speaking English, adolescent births, and child maltreatment); Economic Circumstances (child poverty and family income, secure parental employment, and food insecurity); Health Care (health insurance coverage, usual source of health care, immunization, and oral health); Physical Environment and Safety (outdoor air quality, environmental tobacco smoke, drinking-water quality, lead in the blood of children, housing problems, youth victims of serious violent crimes, child injury and mortality, and adolescent injury and mortality); Behavior (regular cigarette smoking, alcohol use, illicit drug use, sexual activity, and youth perpetrators of serious violent crimes); Education (family reading to young children, mathematics and reading achievement, high school academic course-taking, high school completion, youth neither enrolled in school nor working, and college enrollment); and Health (pre-term birth and low birth-weight, infant mortality, emotional and behavioral difficulties, adolescent depression, activity limitation, diet quality, obesity, and asthma).