New study: Alabama second worst state in which to have a baby

There is one very bright spot on this list for Alabama.

Posted: Aug 13, 2018 7:19 AM

A poor ranking for Alabama when it comes to infants. The study by the site Wallet Hub looked at 26 different subcategories under three primary headings; cost, health care accessibility, and baby- and family-friendliness. Alabama came in second-from-last on the list. The only state to fare worse is our neighbor to the west, Mississippi.

Alabama is last place when it comes to infant mortality rate, 46 out of 50 in health care, and 50 in "baby friendliness."

There is one very bright spot when it comes to babies in Alabama. The Yellowhammer State has the 4th lowest cost of childcare in the country.

Tennessee didn't do a whole lot better, coming in 41st on the list. Vermont was first on the list.

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