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Child Well-Being Index by County
Episcopal Diocese of Texas, 1999

The following factors comprise the Child Well-Being Index1,2:

  • Proportion of female head of householdsa
  • The infant mortality rate (averaged for 3 years)b
  • Mortality of children ages 1 to 14 (averaged for 3 years)c
  • Proportion of children in povertya
  • Proportion of low birth weight (averaged for 3 years)b
  • Proportion of mothers under the age of 18 (averaged for 3 years)b
  • Proportion of mothers with less than a high school education (averaged for 3 years)b

Higher values of the Index suggest higher levels of community well-being. Low values of the Index indicate low levels of Child Well-Being.

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1. U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990 U.S. Census.
2. Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1995-1997
a. Proportion calculated from 1990 U.S. Census data.
b. Data compiled from 3 year aggregate of Texas Vital Statistics, 1995-1997.
c. Variable compiled from 3 year aggregate of Texas Vital Statistics,1995-1997 and 1990 U.S. Census (3 year aggregate).



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