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2010 California County Scorecard

Is the well-being of children in Los Angeles County improving


Los Angeles County
TRENDS
over time?
The well-being of children in Los Angeles County is getting
The Scorecard provides a comprehensive picture of children’s well-being, tracking worse on 2 indicators, staying the same on 11 indicators, and
2 11 12 improving on 12 indicators of children’s well-being.
26 indicators over time, by race/ethnicity and relative to other California counties.

How does the well-being of children living in Los Angeles County compare with
the well-being of children in other counties? ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Additional resources, including definitions for Indicator, County Comparison, Trend and Data by
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Race/Ethnicity, are available online at www.childrennow.org/scorecardtools.

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pared to children in 57 other counties. The 2,758,141 children living in Los Angeles
County are in the bottom third (red) of performance on 7 indicators, the middle
third (yellow) on 10 indicators, and the top third (green) on 9 indicators of chil-
dren’s well-being.

INDICATOR COUNTY COMPARISON DATA BY RACE/ETHNICITY


African
Bottom Middle Top Trend Latino White American Asian Other
Range 48% 85%
1. Children who report “very good” to
63% +3% 57% 79% 64% 62% 83%
“excellent” health
82% 99%

2. Children who have health insurance 93% +7% 90% 98% 95% 94% 97%
76% 94%

3. Children who see a dentist regularly 84% +9% 83% 90% 79% 80% 84%
13% 85%
4. Newborns who are breastfed exclusively while in
24% -8% 17% 54% 19% 25% 40%
the hospital
44% 100%
5. Children who have asthma that does not require
81% +10% 80% 89% 74% 84% 85%
an Emergency Room visit
62% 76%
6. Middle and high school students who are not at
68% +1% 67% 71% 71% 71% 64%
risk for depression
61% 80%

7. Children who are in a healthy weight zone 66% +2% 61% 77% 67% 79% 69%
63% 95%
8. Children who live within walking distance
83% +8% 85% 82% 79% 77% 76%
to a park, playground or open space
0% 35%
9. Schools that have a school nurse or
35% NA NA NA NA NA NA
health center
NA - Not Available
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INDICATOR COUNTY COMPARISON DATA BY RACE/ETHNICITY

African
Bottom Middle Top Trend Latino White American Asian Other
Range 57% 82%

10. Adolescents who feel connected to an adult 69% +15% 68% 77% 70% 64% 70%
35% 58%
11. Elementary and middle school students who
55% -11% NA NA NA NA NA
are supervised by an adult after school
60% 87%
12. Elementary and middle school students
65% -4% NA NA NA NA NA
who feel safe in their school
25% 46%
13. High school students who feel safe and have
32% +39% 30% 39% 26% 38% 29%
not been victimized at school
54% 93%

14. Children who are safe on and around roads 79% -2% 79% 82% 71% 79% 80%
78% 100%
15. Children who have no report of maltreatment
94% +2% 94% 93% 92% 96% 95%
within six months of an initial report
46% 76%

16. Adolescents who are substance-free 64% +2% 61% 60% 70% 81% 64%
72% 100%
17. Children and youth who are safe
77% -1% 77% 95% 63% 85% NA
from homicide
78% 100%
18. Youth who are arrested but not for
96% +7% NA NA NA NA NA
violent crimes
53% 91%
19. Women who receive prenatal care by the end
87% -1% 86% 92% 82% 91% 87%
of the first trimester
69% 100%

20. Young children who are read to often 81% +3% 77% 93% 82% 73% 95%
25% 81%
21. 3- and 4-year-olds who are enrolled
55% +41% 46% 70% 60% 59% 66%
in preschool
31% 87%

22. Children who are not truant 84% 0% NA NA NA NA NA


29% 63%

23. Children who feel connected to their school 42% +68% 40% 51% 33% 45% 40%
46% 81%
24. 4th-graders who meet or exceed state
57% +68% 50% 81% 48% 84% NA
standards in English Language Arts
13% 77%

25. 8th-graders who are enrolled in Algebra 54% +94% 54% 53% 50% 61% 19%
69% 90%
26. 10th-graders who pass the English portion of
77% +24% 71% 92% 69% 91% 78%
the California High School Exit Exam