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Children’s Health and the Environment in North America

A First Report on Available Indicators and Measures

January 26, 2006 93 pages

Children’s Health and the Environment in North America

A First Report on Available Indicators and Measures

January 26, 2006 93 pages

Description

Children under the age of 18 accounted for about 26 percent of the US population, with approximately 72 million children in 2000. Over the last decade, the overall well-being of America’s children has shown gains in some areas but has declined in others. The teen birth rate is at a new low, youth are less likely to become the victims of violent crimes, and the death rate has declined for children and young teens.

Additional Information

Document Type: Background paper
Theme: Pollutants

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