(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota is one of the best states when it comes to starting a family in the U.S.
WalletHub has released its latest study, which ranks the best and worst states to have a baby. The peace garden state came in 7th best in the study, which took into account 32 key measures of cost, health care accessibility and baby-friendliness. The data set ranges from hospital conventional-delivery charges to annual average infant-care costs to pediatricians per capita.
Below are some subcategories where North Dakota shined. They include:
- 3rd – Hospital Cesarean-Delivery Charges
- 1st – Hospital Conventional-Delivery Charges
- 20th – Avg. Annual Cost of Early Child Care
- 27th – Infant Mortality Rate
- 8th – Rate of Low Birth-Weight
- 19th – Midwives & OB-GYNs per Capita
- 10th – Child-Care Centers per Capita
- 11th – % of Residents Who Are Fully Vaccinated
Minnesota actually came in as the third best state in the study. The best state to have a baby? Massachusetts. The worst? South Carolina.
For more information, and the full study, click here.