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9 75,290 babies were born in 2001.

10 281 babies were born in Adair County in 2001.

11 42,086 couples were married in 2001.

12 23,458 divorces occurred in Missouri in 2001.

13 Adair County Marriages: 200 Divorces: 109

14 The State of Missouri Families in 2003 Nutrition & Health

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17 Deaths in Adair County 2001 Heart Disease7431% Cancer4419% Diabetes42%

18 The risks of many chronic diseases can be reduced by good nutrition and being active. Too many Missourians are not eating enough fruits and vegetables.

19 Being active is a sure way to improve health.

20 Being active and eating healthy can reduce obesity which has been going up since 1990.

21 5,759 low birth weight babies were born in low birth weight babies were born in Adair County.

22 The State of Missouri Families in 2003 Parenting

23 6% of children live with grandparents. In Adair County, 3% of children live with grandparents.

24 9,426 babies were born to adolescents in 2001.

25 11,317 children were abused in One is too many. 59 children were abused in Adair County.

26 The State of Missouri Families in 2003 Child Care

27 64% of Missouri children under the age of six live in homes with working parents.

28 One-third of child care teachers have no relevant training in child care.

29 86% of child care providers agree education is needed before caring for children.

30 Child Care Wages Average Missouri wage $14.79 Locker room attendants $ 7.80 Packers$ 7.78 Food preparation $ 7.74 Child care teachers$ 7.58

31 The State of Missouri Families in 2003 Children & Technology

32 52% of Missouri children live in a home with Internet access.

33 Children living in poor families have much less access to computer technology. Computer skills are important for all our children.

34 The State of Missouri Families in 2003 Adolescents

35 81% of Missouri teens are graduating from high school and 5% get their GED.

36 In Adair County, 79% of teens are graduating from high school. Is that okay?

37 The State of Missouri Families in 2003 Aging

38 The baby boomers are getting older. There are about one-half million Missourians between ages

39 In Adair County, about 12% of the residents are over 65 years of age. During the 1990s, the number of adults over 65 years of age has decreased by 6%.

40 The State of Missouri Families in 2003 Family Finances

41 The Good News: In 1999, the median household income was $37,934.

42 The Bad News: In 1999, 15% of Missouri children lived in poverty.

43 In Adair County, it takes a wage of $15.11 per hour to provide for a family of four. Adair County Median Household income: $26,677 Children living in poverty: 17%

44 The State of Missouri Families in 2003 Housing

45 In many Missouri communities there are new houses.

46 16% of Missouri’s homes were built before In Adair County, 20% of homes were built before 1940.

47 70% of Missourians own their homes. In Adair County, 60% own their homes.

48 One-third of renters and 13% of home owners in Missouri are burdened by the cost of housing. In Adair County, 47% of renters and 9% of owners were burdened by the cost of housing.

49 The State of Missouri Families in 2003 A Summary

50 Questions 1.How can we improve the health of families? 2.How can we help parents? 3.How do we provide for our older residents? 4.How can we improve child care and help teens? 5.How can we help families manage their finances and their housing?

51 Educational Programs Family Nutrition Focus on Kids Money Action Plan Building Strong Families First-Time Homebuyers

52 Remember the children are watching us. Sources: OSEDA, University of Missouri, 2002 Missouri Department of Health—Vital Statistics, 2001 Missouri Department of Social Services—Child Abuse & Neglect Report, 2001 Missouri Kids Count, 2002 U. S. Census Bureau,


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