Business Insider reports that findings from The Foundation for Child Development’s annual Child Well Being Index (CWI), a state-by-state comparison of children’s quality of life, places Maryland ninth in the nation for child welfare.

The index uses 28 indicators across seven categories to calculate overall child well-being.

Here’s what BI reports about the Free State:

“Maryland ranked #3 in Family Economic Well-Being, which measures children without health insurance coverage, family income, and parent employment. The state fared worst in Health Well-Being, which includes mortality rate, overweight and obese children, and children with functional limitations.”

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