Do children in our region get the recommended medical checkups? Do families receive the child care they need? How many kids are ready to succeed in school? For the first time ever in King County, our award-winning Best Starts for Kids Health Survey will answer these questions and more.
We’ll be sharing what we learned very soon, but you can get a head start with the maps, trends, and custom demographics already on our interactive data page.
Not sure where to get started? We made this interactive tutorial to walk you through the available functions.
Tabs along the top of most charts allow you to focus in on demographics, trends, and comparisons. Arrows along the bottom left allow you to undo or redo actions on the chart. Use share and download tabs on the bottom right to share the link, embed charts on another website, or download the chart.
The summary page describes what the indicator measures and may also provide some interpretation of the data.
Use the demographics tab to see differences by gender, grade in school, race and ethnicity, King County region, and socio-economic status. A * next to a value means that it differs significantly from the King County average.
Maps highlight differences among regions, school districts, or cities and neighborhoods. Click on different areas of the map or use the column on the right to pull up detailed statistics.
Use the trends tab to see change over time. Options along the right side allow you to select specific regions or sub-populations.
Use the custom demographics tab to see more complex breakdowns of the data – for example, breakdowns by race/ethnicity for all four King County regions.
This tab shows data sources, data descriptions, and additional technical details.
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