Delaware ranks 29th in Kids Count survey

July 28, 2009 10:54:53 AM PDT
Delaware ranked 29th among the 50 states in an annual report on the well-being of the nation's children. Delaware was fourth-best in the number of child deaths, with 13 per 100,000 children between the ages of 1 and 14. Connecticut ranked first with 9 per 100,000. But Delaware ranked 44th in infant mortality, with 8.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.

The findings were released Tuesday in the annual Kids Count report on the health and well-being of America's youth, which measures states in 10 categories. The report is produced by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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