Hawaii ranked 24th among states in the 30th edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The KIDS COUNT Data Book is this month’s featured content on HawaiiHealthMatters.org.
The data book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States, ranking states on overall child well-being by using four criteria each in the domains of economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. Hawaii ranked 24th overall with strong showings in the areas health (10th) and family and community (15th), and lower rankings among states for economic well-being (34th) and education (40th).
There is also an interactive version of the data book on the Annie E Casey Foundation’s website for users to explore.