Utah Kids Tops in Wellness, But Education, Lower Third

July 21, 2015

Immigrant KidsSALT LAKE CITY — Children in Utah are in the top 10 among all U.S. states in key wellness indicators but are worse off than most of their counterparts in education, according an annual report released by charitable organization Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report’s findings, compiled in a Kids Count Data Book and released this week, rank Utah second for child wellness in its family and community metric, seventh in health and eighth in economic well-being. However, the state ranked 29th for the second straight year in the education metric, the fourth major area analyzed by the organization.

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