Minnesota, Iowa Recognized as Top Ten States for Children's Healthcare
May 24, 2017 01:36PM ● Published by Digital Media Director
WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District
of Columbia across 28 key metrics. The data set ranged from share of children
aged 0 to 17 in excellent or very good health to pediatricians and family
doctors per capita.
Best States for Children’s Health Care
5 New Hampshire
7 Rhode Island
9 District of Columbia
Mississippi, Arizona, and Nevada ranked at the bottom of the list.
Best vs. Worst
Massachusetts has the lowest share of uninsured children aged 0 to 17, 1.5 percent, which is 8.7 times lower than in Nevada, registering the highest at 13.0 percent.
New Hampshire has the fewest infant deaths per 1,000 live births, 4.2, which is 2.2 times fewer than in Mississippi, registering the most at 9.3.
Hawaii has the lowest share of children aged 0 to 17 with unaffordable medical bills, 6.4 percent, which is 2.5 times lower than in Nevada, registering the highest at 15.8 percent.
The District of Columbia has the most pediatricians per 100,000 residents, 52.51, which is 28.2 times more than in Idaho, registering the fewest at 1.86.
Oregon has the lowest share of obese children aged 10 to 17, 9.9 percent, which is 2.2 times lower than in Mississippi, registering the highest at 21.7 percent.
Vermont has the highest share of children who had both medical and dental preventive-care visits in the past 12 months, 81.4 percent, which is 1.5 times higher than in Nevada, registering the lowest at 56.0 percent.
Michigan has the highest share of dentists participating in Medicaid for child dental services, 91.7 percent, which is 4.5 times higher than in Ohio, registering the lowest at 20.4 percent.
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