Notes:
1. The above regression line gives a value of 16.2% of children living in mother only famlies when 
     Blacks equal zero and 56.2% when Blacks equal 100%.  Thus the risk to Black children is 3.5 
     times greater than for White children due to loss of family structure and a father's support.
2. The structure of Black families may also be a problem in Africa. See: Books, Science News, 6/9/07, p367
     review of "The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West, and the Fight against AIDS" by Helen Epstein. "Only
     when officials promoted having fewer long-term sexual partners did the rate of infection decline."
     Also, Chin, James, 2007, "The AIDS Pandemic" p147: "From 20 to 40 percent of sexually active adults
     (both males and females) in many SSA (Sub-Saharan African) populations have this pattern (multiple and 
     concurrent) sex partner exchange but this pattern usually accounts for only a small percent (generally
     less than 10 %) of adults in most other populations." This pattern accounts for the higher rate of HIV
     infection in SSA and would make it difficult to identify a child's father to gain his support. 
Notes:
1. The above plot for Hispanics shows no increase as percent Hispanic increases.
Census 2000: Children, Race, and Ethnicity in the States
3/9/2006 HS
Drop Low Births White Below  Married Mother Gov.
Outs Math /1000 Black NH Hisp Poverty Couple Only Asst.
State % % pop % % % % % % %
Alabama 4.10 35.00 13.20 26.00 70.30 1.70 16.10 64.05 24.99 8.61
Alaska 8.20 25.00 15.60 3.50 67.60 4.10 9.40 70.32 17.16 13.29
Arizona 10.90 30.00 16.30 3.10 63.80 25.30 13.90 66.50 19.92 9.06
Arkansas 5.30 29.00 14.00 15.70 78.60 3.20 15.80 65.75 22.50 9.57
California 33.00 15.20 6.70 46.70 32.40 14.20 67.38 19.34 14.60
Colorado 23.00 15.20 3.80 74.50 17.10 9.30 72.69 17.29 5.84
Connecticut 3.00 18.00 12.30 9.10 77.50 9.40 7.90 71.01 20.43 8.04
Delaware 4.20 19.00 13.80 19.20 72.50 4.80 9.20 64.91 23.27 7.91
District of Columbia 64.00 13.50 60.00 27.80 7.90 20.20 33.04 47.58 25.49
Florida 4.40 24.00 12.50 14.60 65.40 16.80 12.50 63.42 23.73 9.17
Georgia 7.20 28.00 15.70 28.70 62.60 5.30 13.00 64.06 24.15 8.61
Hawaii  5.70 32.00 14.40 1.80 22.90 7.20 10.70 67.01 18.85 16.96
Idaho 5.60 20.00 16.00 0.40 88.00 7.90 11.80 77.15 14.07 6.25
Illinois 6.00 27.00 14.40 15.10 67.80 12.30 10.70 68.85 20.37 9.44
Indiana  18.00 14.00 8.40 85.80 3.50 9.50 70.48 19.38 6.99
Iowa 2.70 17.00 13.00 2.10 92.60 2.80 9.10 75.91 15.69 7.30
Kansas  3.20 15.00 14.50 5.70 83.10 7.00 9.90 74.27 16.55 6.01
Kentucky 4.60 28.00 13.40 7.30 89.30 1.50 15.80 69.36 20.62 11.90
Louisiana 8.30 33.00 14.50 32.50 62.50 2.40 19.60 58.38 28.59 11.07
Maine  3.10 17.00 10.60 0.50 96.50 0.70 10.90 71.51 18.30 10.47
Maryland 4.10 27.00 13.60 27.90 62.10 4.30 8.50 65.79 22.62 6.73
Massachusetts  3.40 16.00 12.50 5.40 81.90 6.80 9.30 71.36 20.67 8.76
Michigan  23.00 13.00 14.20 78.60 3.30 10.50 67.82 21.84 10.25
Minnesota 4.00 16.00 13.90 3.50 88.20 2.90 7.90 76.19 15.75 7.75
Mississippi 4.60 38.00 14.70 36.30 60.70 1.40 19.90 56.44 30.03 12.47
Missouri 4.20 21.00 13.50 11.20 83.80 2.10 11.70 68.05 21.39 9.34
Montana  4.20 19.00 12.40 0.30 89.50 2.00 14.60 72.34 17.09 8.89
Nebraska 4.00 20.00 14.90 4.00 87.30 5.50 9.70 75.13 16.54 6.80
Nevada 5.20 31.00 15.00 6.80 65.20 19.70 10.50 65.77 19.70 6.05
New Hampshire 5.40 13.00 11.20 0.70 95.10 1.70 6.50 75.54 15.41 5.99
New Jersey 2.80 20.00 13.50 13.60 66.00 13.30 8.50 72.05 18.58 7.47
New Mexico 5.30 37.00 14.90 1.90 44.70 42.10 18.40 63.25 22.65 13.13
New York 3.80 21.00 13.20 15.90 62.00 15.10 14.60 64.78 24.32 13.50
North Carolina 6.30 15.00 14.10 21.60 70.20 4.70 12.30 66.33 22.37 8.26
North Dakota 2.20 17.00 12.60 0.60 91.70 1.20 11.90 77.15 14.98 6.88
Ohio 3.90 19.00 13.30 11.50 84.00 1.90 10.60 68.25 21.60 8.99
Oklahoma 5.20 26.00 14.40 7.60 74.10 5.20 14.70 67.92 20.38 8.65
Oregon 5.30 21.00 12.90 1.60 83.50 8.00 11.60 70.89 17.76 8.73
Pennsylvania 3.60 22.00 11.40 10.00 84.10 3.20 11.00 69.94 20.21 9.20
Rhode Island  5.00 28.00 12.30 4.50 81.90 8.70 11.90 66.89 24.41 14.29
South Carolina 3.30 21.00 13.40 29.50 66.10 2.40 14.10 61.70 25.94 8.00
South Dakota 3.90 18.00 14.40 0.60 88.00 1.40 13.20 73.01 16.58 8.02
Tennessee 4.30 30.00 13.50 16.40 79.20 2.20 13.50 65.64 23.19 10.75
Texas 4.20 18.00 17.20 11.50 52.40 32.00 15.40 68.70 20.23 8.98
Utah 3.70 21.00 21.20 0.80 85.30 9.00 9.40 81.17 11.87 6.16
Vermont 4.70 15.00 10.60 0.50 96.20 0.90 9.40 72.87 17.49 10.03
Virginia 3.50 17.00 13.70 19.60 70.20 4.70 9.60 69.45 20.39 6.81
Washington 4.00 19.00 13.10 3.20 78.90 7.50 10.60 71.59 17.73 9.73
West Virginia 4.20 25.00 11.50 3.20 94.60 0.70 17.90 70.54 18.75 12.27
Wisconsin 2.30 21.00 12.80 5.70 87.30 3.60 8.70 73.27 17.73 5.51
Wyoming 6.40 13.00 13.40 0.80 88.90 6.40 11.40 73.62 16.50 6.96
US Average 4.64 23.59 13.81 10.88 74.85 7.79 12.10 68.62 20.54 9.45
Drop Low Births White Below Married Mother Gov.
Outs Math /1000 Black NH Hisp Poverty Couple Only Asst.
Correlations: % % pop % % % % % % %
HS Drop Outs 1.000 0.399 0.332 0.096 (0.344) 0.245 0.288 (0.341) 0.193 0.285
Low Math 0.399 1.000 0.178 0.636 (0.694) 0.244 0.676 (0.835) 0.782 0.755
Births/1000 population 0.332 0.178 1.000 0.035 (0.343) 0.413 0.105 0.051 (0.109) (0.092)
Black 0.096 0.636 0.035 1.000 (0.540) (0.119) 0.488 (0.855) 0.894 0.429
White, not Hispanic (0.344) (0.694) (0.343) (0.540) 1.000 (0.541) (0.413) 0.689 (0.594) (0.609)
Hispanic or Latino 0.245 0.244 0.413 (0.119) (0.541) 1.000 0.187 (0.119) 0.023 0.151
Below Poverty Level 0.288 0.676 0.105 0.488 (0.413) 0.187 1.000 (0.657) 0.623 0.579
With Married Couple (0.341) (0.835) 0.051 (0.855) 0.689 (0.119) (0.657) 1.000 (0.978) (0.731)
With Mother only 0.193 0.782 (0.109) 0.894 (0.594) 0.023 0.623 (0.978) 1.000 0.696
Government Assistance 0.285 0.755 (0.092) 0.429 (0.609) 0.151 0.579 (0.731) 0.696 1.000
Notes:
1. NH = not Hispanic or Latino.
2. Births/1000 population is correlated with Hispanic or Latino.
3. Black is correlated with children living with mother only.
4. White not Hispanic is correlated with children living with a married couple.
5. Hispanic or Latino is correlated with high births/1000 population.
6. Living below the poverty level is correlated with low math scores and living with mother only.
7. Living with a married couple is correlated with being a white non Hispanic.
8. Living with mother only is correlated with low math scores, black, below poverty, and on assistance.
9. Source: Census 2000 PHC-T-30.  Characteristics of Children Under 18 Years
    Table 4.  Selected Characteristics of Children Under 18 Years
     Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, special tabulation.
     Internet Release date:  March 16, 2004