Kids Count Numbers

An annual report that focuses on the well-being of children gives Wisconsin high marks for health but lower marks for economic measures.

The annual kids count report released yesterday tracked all 50 states on ten key indicators, five on health, four on economics and one on academics.

Wisconsin ranked 12th on those indicators.

The study found that 14% of Wisconsin children lived in poverty in 2005. That's two percentage points worse than in 2000.

The report also says fewer teens died in 2004 than in 2000.

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