Kansas Ranking on Child Well-Being Slips

Kansas' ranking on the well-being of children in the state continues to drop according to the 2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book, which ranks Kansas 16th.

Some factors include poverty, health insurance, low-birthweight babies and infant mortality. The number of Kansas children living in poverty worsened by 33 percent between 2000 and 2006. The number of Kansas children growing up without health insurance.


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