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The data related to these variables are gathered from several data sources (e.g., Census, IDPH); are presented in several formats (e.g., spreadsheets, maps); and are associated with several geographic regions (e.g., counties, municipalities, PUMAs). Many, but not all, of the variables represent family characteristics for children’s growth and learning. The data are organized into seven domains, as listed below.

Alphabetical list of child and family characteristics

Select from a category below or click on the link above to view a complete, alphabetical list of Child and Family Characteristics.

Social and Economic Factors

Social and Economic Factors

Includes societal factors such as child abuse and neglect, foster care, and refugee populations.
Early Care and Education Services

Early Care and Education Services

Includes variables related to early childhood programming and children’s characteristics.
Education Variables

Education Variables

Includes ISAT data and data on mother’s and parents’ education levels.
Demographics

Demographics

Includes population variables such as poverty, race/ethnicity, and language use.
Employment

Employment

Includes variables related to employment and family working conditions.
Health Care and Health

Health Care and Health

Includes variables related to children’s health and development, such as birth defects, teen births, and teen parents.
Interactive State Comparison Maps

Interactive State Comparison Maps

See how Illinois compares with other states regarding particular risk factors.
Language Use

Language Use

Data on languages spoken in Illinois as well as linguistic isolation.