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Resources by Topic: Children and youth

Emergency Department Visits Related to Mental Health Disorders Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 2018–2021
Reports on emergency department (ED) visits related to mental health disorders among children and adolescents, with a comparison to ED visits by children and adolescents without mental health disorders. Table 4 includes data by hospital characteristics, including location in a metropolitan or nonmetro area.
Author(s): Loredana Santo, Zachary J. Peters, Danielle Davis, Carol J. DeFrances
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Rural–Urban Differences in Overweight and Obesity, Physical Activity, and Food Security Among Children and Adolescents
Examines the relationship among food security, physical activity, and overweight or obesity in rural and urban children. Analyzes 2019-2020 National Survey of Children's Health data of children aged 10-17 according to body mass index (BMI), physical activity, and food security, with data broken down by demographic variables and rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Elizabeth Crouch, Demetrius A. Abshire, Michael D. Wirth, Peiyin Hung, Gabriel A. Benavidez
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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Rural-Urban Differences in Social and Emotional Protective Factors and Their Association with Child Health and Flourishing
Examines differences in childhood protective factors in rural and urban communities that correlate with childhood health and wellness. Utilizes 2018-2021 data from the National Survey of Children's Health to analyze protective factors such as caregiver emotional and social support, caregiver mental and physical health, family resilience and connectedness, neighborhood and school safety, and more. Includes rural versus urban comparisons with data further broken down by race/ethnicity, sex, age, health status, and marriage status of caregiver.
Author(s): Rose Y. Hardy, Samantha J. Boch, Mattina A. Davenport, Laura J. Chavez, Kelly J. Kelleher
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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Mississippi Infant Mortality Report 2021
Report describing infant mortality and morbidity for Mississippi in 2021. Discusses causes of death, race and ethnicity data, health conditions for pregnant women, and preterm birth. Includes county-level data for the ten-year average infant mortality rates.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State Department of Health
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Prevalence of Childhood Hearing Loss in Rural Alaska
Highlights a study on infection-related hearing loss among rural Alaska Native children. Explores the frequency and risk factors for infection-related hearing loss and discusses prevention measures.
Author(s): Susan D. Emmett, Alyssa Platt, Joseph J. Gallo, et al.
Citation: Ear and Hearing, 44(5), 1240-1250
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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Cross-Cultural Understanding and Cultural Humility: Training for Early Childhood Researchers Working with American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
Training materials to help early childhood research staff develop the skills needed to work respectfully with American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities as partners in ethical research. Includes facilitator materials, training modules, and handouts.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Measuring Supply Capacity at Center-Based CCEE Programs
Provides information and methodology to estimate enrollment and vacancies at center-based child care and early education (CCEE) programs by utilizing 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) data. Lists CCEE enrollment expansion potential data for infants and 4-year old children according to provider and community characteristics, including urbanicity.
Author(s): W Wong, A R Datta
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department 2023-2024 Annual Progress and Services Plan (APSR)
Reports on progress made towards outcomes in the areas of child welfare services, early childhood services, behavioral health services, and juvenile justice services. Addresses issues specific to rural areas, collaboration with tribes in the state, and coordination with the state Medicaid system for the behavioral and physical health needs of children, families, and youth in New Mexico.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department
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2023 Maryland Hunger Profiles
Provides state- and county-level data on age of population, median household income, childhood and older adult poverty levels, and food program usage in Maryland. Discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food access as well as strategies to end hunger in the state.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Hunger Solutions
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Types of Offers of Combustible Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, and Betel Nut Experienced by Guam Youths
Presents a study on the scenarios where youths in Guam are presented with the opportunity to use cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and betel nut. Bases findings on focus group discussions and breaks down data by type of offer, location, and group context, among other measures.
Author(s): Francis Dalisay, Scott K. Okamoto, Jane Teneza, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(19), 6832
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
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