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Jun 22, 2016 4:14 PM

New Hampshire earns top 5 ranking in kids well-being report

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — A child welfare organization has ranked New Hampshire in the top five of all states in their annual report of kids' well-being nationwide.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports the Annie E. Casey Foundation's latest Kids Count rated New Hampshire at No. 4 for overall child well-being in the country. The rankings in the report mainly used data from 2014.

The Granite State came in first place for "family and community" indicators that affect children, fourth for educational achievement, seventh for economic security and 25th for children's health.

Despite dropping from 16th for children's health in last year's report, New Hampshire scored better than the national average in most areas examined for that section.

The state did, however, see a rise in kids living in poverty from 2008 to 2014.

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