10 best, worst states for children's healthcare

Vermont is the best state for children's healthcare, according to an analysis by WalletHub.

To determine the best and worst states for children's healthcare, WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three dimensions: kids' health and access to healthcare; kids' nutrition, physical activity and obesity; and kids' oral health. Analysts evaluated those three dimensions using 30 metrics.

Here are the 10 best states for children's healthcare based on the analysis.

1. Vermont

2. District of Columbia

3. Massachusetts

4. Connecticut

5. New York

6. Maryland

7. Hawaii

8. New Hampshire

9. New Jersey

10. California

Here are the 10 worst states for children's healthcare.

1. Nevada

2. Louisiana

3. Texas

4. Mississippi

5. Arkansas

6. Montana

7. Oklahoma

8. Wyoming

9. Alaska

10. Arizona

Additional information on the metrics used for the analysis can be accessed here.

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