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The U.S. ranks 26th in child well-being

15 December 2013 2 comments

According to UNICEF, the United States ranks twenty-sixth out of twenty-nine developed countries in terms of the overall well-being of children. Here is a list of the top ten countries in child well-being:

  1. Netherlands
  2. Norway
  3. Iceland
  4. Finland
  5. Sweden
  6. Germany
  7. Luxembourg
  8. Switzerland
  9. Belgium
  10. Ireland

The U.S. ranks 2nd in child poverty

5 October 2012 23 comments

According to UNICEF, 23.1% of American children under the age of seventeen live in poverty, which makes the United States rank second out of thirty-five economically advanced countries ranked in that category. Romania ranks first, with 25.5% of children living in poverty.

The U.S. ranks 21st in children’s accidental deaths

7 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, 10.3% of all deaths of children under the age of five are caused by accidents, which makes the United States rank twenty-first in the world in that category. Nauru ranks first, with 19.4% of all young children’s deaths caused by accident.

The U.S. ranks 142nd in children

6 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization’s World Health Statistics 2010, twenty percent of Americans are under the age 15, which makes the United States tied for one-hundred-forty-second with China and Montenegro in that category, out of 193 ranked countries. Niger ranks first, with 50% of its population under the age of fifteen. Japan and Bulgaria are tied for last, at 13%.

The U.S. ranks 143rd in population under age fifteen

According to the World Health Organization, 21% of United States citizens are under 15 years of age, this makes the United States rank 143rd in that category. Uganda ranks first with 49% of its population under 15.

Entry prepared by Chris Skovira.

The U.S. ranks 20th in childhood obesity rates

4 March 2010 2 comments

According to the World Health Organization, the United States has an obesity rate of 5.6% among children under 5, which made the United States rank 20th out of 92 ranked nations in that category. Albania ranked first, with a childhood obesity rate of 22.4%.

Entry by Dave Bleier.

The U.S. ranks 4th in households with three or more children

According to the OECD 40.1% of households in the United States have three or more children living in them. This makes the United States rank fourth out of twenty-seven countries ranked in that category. Turkey ranks first with 50.9% of households having three or more children.

Entry by Emily VanSickle.

The U.S. ranks 6th for expat children

7 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the HSBC Bank International Expat Explorer Survey of 2008, the United States ranks sixth out of fourteen countries in terms of the best places to raise expatriated children. Spain ranks first.

The U.S. ranks 26th in conditions for mothers

5 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the relief organization Save the Children, in the United States ranked twenty-sixth out of forty-one peer nations in terms of “conditions for mothers and children.” Sweden ranked first. The rest of the top ten were Iceland, Norway, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Spain, and Germany.