Kids Count ranking

January 27, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST
KIDS COUNT gives each county in Missouri an overall ranking for child-friendliness based on how its statistics compare to other counties. These are the top 10 counties for 2009, along with their rankings in 2008 and five of the outcome measures used to calculate the ranking.
CORRECTION: The infant mortality numbers and births to teens ages 15 to 19 are the total numbers for each county. An earlier version of this graphic incorrectly identified this information as a rate per 1,000.

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