Hawaiʻi Health Data Warehouse

2024 Kids Count Data Book

The 2024 Kids Count Data Book is an annual publication by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that presents national and state data on our children’s overall well-being across four domains – Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.

This year’s report contains comparisons between 2019 and 2022 (when available) to highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our children’s well-being. Of the 16 total indicators of child well-being, 6 deteriorated, 4 remained the same, and 5 improved.

A notable finding nationally was the decline in fourth-grade reading and eighth-grade math scores. In 2022, only 32% of fourth graders were at or above proficient in reading compared to 34% in 2019, and only 26% of eighth graders were at or above proficient in math, compared to 33% in 2019.

This report also features each state’s own data profile. Hawaiʻi ranked 25 out of 50 in Overall Child Well-Being. Across the four domains, Hawaiʻi ranked:

  • 15th in Health: Child and teen deaths per 100,000 increased from 24 in 2019 to 27 in 2022.
  • 18th in Family and Community: The number of teen births per 1,000 decreased from 16 in 2019 to 12 in 2022.
  • 20th in Education: The percent of eighth-graders not proficient in math increased from 72% in 2019 to 78% in 2022.
  • 38th in Economic Well-Being: The percent of children in poverty increased from 12% in 2019 to 13% in 2022.

For more, explore the 2024 Kids Count Data Book and the Interactive Data Book.

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