UNICEF: US Children Ranked Poorly In Health, Infant Mortality Rate

Out of the 29 most economically advanced countries, the United States demonstrated some of the lowest scores in health and poverty, according to a recent UNICEF report.

If UNICEF were to distribute report cards for all 29 countries in their latest report on children’s health, the United States would probably fail.

The report compared the well-being of children from 29 of the world’s economically advanced countries, including the U.S., European countries, and Canada, over the course of a decade. Specifically, UNICEF looked at how eachcountry progressed in education, teenage birth rates, obesity, bullying and the use of tobacco alcohol and drugs.

The U.S. — also one of the richest on the list— ranked 26th overall, scoring only better than Lithuania, Latvia and Romania, which are economically “emerging” European countries.

Top five countries were The Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Sweden. More.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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