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Nevada listed as 10th worst state to have a baby

Posted at 1:07 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 11:37:35-04

Nevada is the 10th worst state to have a baby, according to WalletHub.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 26 key measures to determine the best and worst states to have a child for 2018. They looked at cost of birth, rate of low birth weight, number of doctors, child care center, infant mortality rate, cost of childcare and more. 

Having a Baby in Nevada (1=Best; 25=Avg.)
35th – Hospital Cesarean-Delivery Charges
35th – Hospital Conventional-Delivery Charges
37th – Avg. Annual Cost of Early Child Care
17th – Infant Mortality Rate
30th – Rate of Low Birth-Weight
37th – Midwives & OB-GYNs per Capita
48th – Pediatricians & Family Doctors per Capita
48th – Child-Care Centers per Capita
40th – Parental-Leave Policy Score


List of the top 5 states:

1. Vermont
2. Massachusetts
3. Minnesota
4. New hampshire
5. North Dakota

List of bottom 5 states:

47. Oklahmoa
48. Louisiana
49. South Carolina
50. Alabama
51. Mississippi