Weakley County ranks best in Tennessee for child health

Children in Weakley County, Tennessee, area are among the healthiest kids in their state, according to the 2016 Kids Count report the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth released Friday.

The report looked at categories including economic well-being, health, education, and family and community.

Weakley County ranked best in the health category, and second overall. The county is also among the counties with the highest levels of child well-being, according to the commission. Full profiles for each county will be released online on Tuesday.

In state-wide findings for health, the report found 4.2 percent of children in Tennessee don’t have health insurance, 9.1 percent of babies are underweight at birth, and 29.7 per 100,000 children or teens die.

You can read the full 2016 Kids Count document below this story.

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