This Web site has been produced as an online version of the chartbook, The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation 2011–2012

Published by HRSA's MCHB in April 2015, the chartbook is based on data from the latest round of the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH). While many indicators were measured consistently over the 3 rounds of the survey, many of the survey’s questions were revised or reordered, some of the composite indicators have been redefined, and the sample design was changed to incorporate cell-phone-only households in 2011–2012.

This chartbook presents indicators of the health and well-being of children, the supportive and risk factors in the family environment, and aspects of the neighborhood that may support or threaten families and children on the national level within the subpopulations who are at particular risk for each of the 50 States and the District of Columbia in 3 sections:

More information on the NSCH:

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