Hawaiʻi Health Data Warehouse

2023 Kids Count Data Book

The 2023 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 2021 (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, 8 worsened, 4 remained the same, and 4 improved. The report also highlights racial inequities in child well-being. For example, 11% of Asian and Pacific Islander children live in poverty, but disaggregated data revealed higher percentages for Burmese (31%), Mongolian (24%), and Thai and Malaysian (23%) children.

This report also features each state’s own data profile. In 2023, Hawaiʻi fell 3 spots in ranking to place 25 out of 50 in Overall Child Well-Being. Across the four domains, Hawaiʻi ranked:

  • 8th in Family and Community: The number of teen births per 1,000 decreased from 16 in 2019 to 12 in 2021.
  • 13th in Health: Child and teen deaths per 100,000 decreased from 24 in 2019 to 17 in 2021.
  • 19th in Education: The percent of fourth-graders not proficient in reading decreased from 66% in 2019 to 65% in 2022.
  • 44th in Economic Well-Being: The percent of children whose parents lack secure employment increased from 24% in 2019 to 31% in 2021.

View the 2023 Kids Count Data Book, Data Profile for Hawaiʻi, and the Interactive Data Book here.

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