Best, worst states for children's healthcare

The best states for children's healthcare are largely concentrated on the East Coast, according to an April 9 analysis from WalletHub

The financial services company compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across three dimensions: kids' health and access to healthcare (including infant and child death rates, and the share of children with all recommended vaccines); kids' nutrition, physical activity and obesity (including fast food restaurants per capita and schools meeting nutrition standards); and kids' oral health (including the share of children with recent dental and medical checkups, and the share of the population lacking access to fluoridated water). Data was collected from federal sources including the CDC, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau. Read more about the methodology here

These are the 10 best and worst states for healthcare, per the analysis: 


1. Massachusetts

2. Vermont

3. Rhode Island

4. New Jersey

5. Hawaii

6. New York

7. Pennsylvania

8. Maryland

9. District of Columbia

10. Connecticut 


1. Mississippi

2. Wyoming

3. Texas

4. Oklahoma

5. Alaska

6. Arkansas

7. Maine

8. Arizona

9. Louisiana

10. West Virginia

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