Facts of Life

The U.S. government's annual report on children says the adolescent birth rate has reached another record low, the death rate for children between 1 and 4 is the lowest ever, and young children are more likely than ever to get their recommended immunizations. “The overwhelming majority of children — about 83% — are reported by their parents to be in very good or excellent health,” said Dr. Edward Sondik, director of the National Center for Health Statistics.

Source: MSNBC, July 20 Illustration by Tim Rauch