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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.