2017’S BEST & WORST STATES FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH

BlackDoctor.org | 6/26/2017, 11:39 a.m.
Wallet Hub has comprised a comprehensive list of the best and worst states for our children’s health. Within the list, ...

Raising a child in America is not easy and it’s not cheap either. In fact, it’s more expensive than ever due primarily to health care. While more kids are insured today than at any other point in history, many are having to use the health care options more. Could that be because we aren’t as proactive in preventive health care or could it be other factors?

Either way, the folks at Wallet Hub have comprised a comprehensive list of the best and worst states for our children’s health. Within the list, there were some interesting stats. See below:

Highest Infant Death Rate

  1. Georgia
  2. Alabama
  3. District Of Columbia
  4. Delaware
  5. Mississippi

Most Pediatricians & Family Doctors Per Capita

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Vermont
  3. Delaware
  4. Nebraska
  5. Massachusetts

Highest % of Overweight Children (Ages 10-17)

  1. Mississippi
  2. Georgia
  3. New Mexico
  4. Louisiana
  5. North Dakota

Highest % of Children With Bad Teeth (Ages 1-17)

  1. Texas
  2. Arizona
  3. California
  4. New Mexico
  5. Nevada

Here’s the complete list of all 51 states and their ranking:

51 Nevada

50 Mississippi

49 Arizona

48 Alaska

47 Texas

46 Montana

45 Georgia

44 Arkansas

43 South Carolina

42 Oklahoma

41 New Mexico

40 Indiana

39 Louisiana

38 Alabama

37 Florida

36 West Virginia

35 Kentucky

34 Tennessee

33 California

32 Wyoming

31 Oregon

30 North Carolina

29 Utah

28 Ohio

27 Virginia

26 Washington

25 Idaho

24 Kansas

23 Wisconsin

22 Michigan

21 Nebraska

20 New York

19 Maryland

18 Maine

17 South Dakota

16 Illinois

15 Pennsylvania

14 Colorado

13 North Dakota

12 Missouri

11 New Jersey

10 Minnesota

9 District of Columbia

8 Delaware

7 Rhode Island

6 Hawaii

5 New Hampshire

4 Iowa

3 Connecticut

2 Massachusetts

1 Vermont

Highest % of Children in Excellent Health (Ages 0-17)

  1. North Dakota
  2. South Dakota
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Vermont
  5. Missouri