Iowa requires all children to be tested at least once before the age of six. Measures based on these testing results can be helpful for healthcare providers and local public health agencies for program assessment and improvement, and to evaluate compliance with the testing requirement.
The number of children born from Vital Statistics data does not include children who have moved in or out of the area since birth. Therefore, as a denominator, vital statistics data may under or overestimate the number of 6 year old children in the area. It is possible that there were more children tested in a County during the time period than were born in that County causing the Percent of Birth Cohort Tested to be greater than 100%.
- The Children Tested is the number of children born in the Birth Cohort Year with at least one test before their sixth birthday.
- The Percent of Birth Cohort Tested is the percent Children Tested among the number of children born in the Birth Cohort Year.
- The Percent Under 5 Child Poverty is the percent children under five living in poverty as reported in the American Community Survey.
- The Percent Pre 1950 Housing is the percent of housing units built before 1950 as reported in the American Community Survey.
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