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Arkansas
All statistics are based on parental reports.
Indicator Explanation (Percent of children) National % State %
Health Status
Child Health Status in excellent or very good health 84.4 82.2
Oral Health Status with excellent or very good oral health 70.7 68.1
Injury aged 0-5 with injuries requiring medical attention in the past year 10.4 10.6
Breastfeeding aged 0-5 who were ever breastfed 75.5 65.9
Risk of Developmental or Behavioral Problems aged 4 months to 5 years determined to be at moderate or high risk based on parents’ specific concerns 26.4 32.1
Social Skills aged 6-17 who exhibit two or more positive social behaviors 93.6 91.9
Missed School Days aged 6-17 who missed 11 or more days of school in the past year 5.8 6.9
Health Care
Current Health Insurance currently insured 90.9 92.9
Insurance Coverage Consistency lacking consistent insurance coverage in past year 15.1 11.4
Preventive Health Care with a preventive medical visit in the past year 88.5 83.5
*Preventive Dental Care with a preventive dental visit in the past year 78.4 74.7
*Developmental Screening aged 10 months to 5 years receiving a standardized screening for developmental or behavioral problems 19.5 15.9
Mental Health Care aged 2-17 with problems requiring counseling who received mental health care 60.0 56.5
Medical Home who received care within a medical home 57.5 60.7
School and Activities
*School Engagement aged 6-17 who are adequately engaged in school 80.5 75.7
Repeating a Grade aged 6-17 who have repeated at least one grade 10.6 13.7
Activities Outside of School aged 6-17 who participate in activities outside of school 80.7 79.0
*Screen Time aged 1-5 who watched more than one hour of TV or video during a weekday 54.4 61.2
Child's Family
Reading to Young Children aged 0-5 whose families read to them every day 47.8 47.2
*Singing and Telling Stories to Young Children aged 0-5 whose families sing or tell stories to them every day 59.1 63.0
Religious Services who attend religious services at least weekly 53.7 70.6
Mother's Health who live with their mothers, the percentage whose mothers are in excellent or very good physical and emotional health 56.9 53.9
Father's Health who live with their fathers, the percentage whose fathers are in excellent or very good physical and emotional health 62.7 62.1
Smoking in the Household who live in households where someone smokes 26.2 31.5
Child Care aged 0-5 whose parents made emergency child care arrangements last month and/or a job change for child care reasons last year 30.7 32.3
Child and Family's Neighborhood
*Neighborhood Amenities who live in neighborhoods with a park, sidewalks, a library, and a community center 48.2 32.8
*Neighborhood Conditions who live in neighborhoods with poorly kept or dilapidated housing 14.6 19.2
Supportive Neighborhoods living in neighborhoods that are supportive 83.2 85.0
Safety of Child in Neighborhood living in neighborhoods that are usually or always safe 86.1 89.3

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