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2006 NC Children's Well-being Index

What is the Children's Well-being index?

This index is compiled by Action for Children NC and provides county and school district data in seven key areas: race and ethnic diversity, health and safety, economic security, early care and education, child maltreatment, juvenile justice and demographics. Most of the data includes children ages birth through 17.

Why is it important?

According to Action for Children NC: Local level data help policymakers, community leaders and child advocates better understand how children in their communities are doing. Just as no two children are alike, no two counties are alike; counties that excel in some areas, such as in child health , may struggle in education or juvenile justice. Having local level data allows communities to create more effective policy and community action for their children.

Local Data:

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Economic indicators


Children in Poverty 2003

Health Indicators

Children with NO health insurance in 2000

Child Maltreatment

Child Maltreatment Rate of Maltreatment Reports (per 1,000) 2005


PDF Download : 2006 Action for Children NC Full Report