County stats on impoverished kids a mixed bag
WILLMAR -- The economic well-being of children in Kandiyohi County appears to be a mixed bag.
The number of children living in poverty is higher than the state average, at 13.8 percent.
More babies are born to teenage mothers in Kandiyohi County -- 21.9 per 1,000 births, compared to 13.5 per 1,000 births statewide.
But the county has fewer low birth weight babies and fewer mothers receiving inadequate prenatal care.
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