Annual Child Health Report Released

From: Robina Suwol
Date: 16 Dec 2002
Time: 05:58:09
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The Maternal and Child Health Bureau, a division of the Health Resources and Service Administration, has released the annual report, Child Health USA 2002. The report examines health status and the service needs of American children based on 59 health indicators. Data on targeted groups, such as pregnant women, infants, children, adolescents, and children with special health care needs, is presented both textually and graphically. The report highlights data that includes: *In 2000, 88.5 percent of White women and 84.0 percent of Asian or Pacific Islander women received early prenatal care compared to 74.3 percent of Black, 74.4 percent of Hispanic, and 69.3 percent of American Indian women. *Slightly more than 30 percent of low-income children had not been to the dentist in the last year and almost 60 percent had not received, in the last year, the two dental checkups recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. *Evidence of progress among children aged 19-35 months in the rate of hepatitis B vaccinations. The report can be found at: Source: Health Resources and Service Administration November 29, 2002

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