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Study finds Nevada among worst states for overall well-being of a child

Posted at 6:03 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 02:22:04-04

A study found that Nevada is among the top worst states for the overall well-being of a child.

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Nevada ranked No. 47 out of 50 states in the Kids Count report, which measured child well-being for all 50 states by combining 2016 data within the domains of economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. Data from 2016 are the most recent available for every state. 

Within those four domains, there are a total of 16 measures, such as death rate, alcohol and drug use, and poverty.

A woman from Holland raising her son in Las Vegas was shocked to hear how poor our state did in the study.

"I know that kids nowadays are under a lot of stress but I think this city has a lot of opportunities for kids so it blows me away that the numbers are that low," she said.

The study is conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which focuses on improving the well-being of American children.