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Nevada ranks near bottom of best states to have a baby list

Posted at 8:17 PM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 23:17:04-04

Nevada ranks 46th on list of best states to have a baby, according to WalletHub.

WalletHub took a look at several key measures including cost, health care accessibility and baby friendliness.

Best vs. Worst

  • Mississippi has the lowest average annual cost for early child care, $4,133, which is 3.8 times lower than in the District of Columbia, the highest at $15,860.
  • Alaska has the lowest share of childbirths with low birth weight, 6.30 percent, which is two times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at 12.31 percent.
  • The District of Columbia has the most obstetricians and gynecologists (per 100,000 residents), 14, which is seven times more than in Alabama, the fewest at 2.
  • Massachusetts has the highest parental leave policy score, 160, while 9 states, such as Alabama, Michigan and South Dakota, tie for the lowest at 0.

Mississippi ranked last and Massachusetts took the number one spot.