WIBW: Children’s health in Kansas is on the rise

By Natalie Dattilio
October 25, 2016

A new report shows some positive news for the health of Kansas children.

Kansas Action for Children released its annual “Kids Count Databook.”

The report analyzes trends at the national, state and county levels, and this year’s numbers show some gains in health care.

The report found more pregnant women are receiving prenatal care, and fewer babies are born underweight.

In addition, the infant mortality rate in Kansas fell to almost 6 per every 1,000 live births, and enrollment in the children’s health insurance program has risen by almost 2,500 kids.

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