The risk factors used in this tool are known to increase the chance of poor health, school, and developmental outcomes for young children. Economic hardship paired with any of the listed risk factors may indicate a greater chance of poor outcomes. Children with three or more risks are exceptionally vulnerable. Information about the prevalence of young children experiencing these risks can inform policies aimed at improving outcomes for vulnerable children and reducing the number of children experiencing early risks.
There are 11,388,932 children under age 3 in the United States. 10% of them live in deep poverty. Scroll over graph to see the number of children experiencing a risk factor.
National data were calculated from the 2016 American Community Survey, representing information from 2016. State data were calculated from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey, representing information from the years 2012 to 2016.