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Overall - Children
Overall - Children in United States
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Overall - Children by State

Sum of weighted z-scores of measures for children

Overall - Children Trends

Sum of weighted z-scores of measures for children

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About Overall - Children

Top State(s): Minnesota: 0.675

Bottom State(s): Mississippi: -0.879

Definition: Sum of weighted z-scores of measures for children

Data Source and Years: America's Health Rankings composite measure, 2023

Suggested Citation: America's Health Rankings analysis of America's Health Rankings composite measure, United Health Foundation,, accessed 2023.

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