Oklahoma not doing well when it comes to taking care of the social health of its children


Thursday, November 13th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Oklahoma is getting failing marks when it come to the social health of it's children. Oklahoma ranked 40th overall, of all 50 states in the study.

The state got an "F" for its rate of child abuse, having the 48th highest incidents reported. Health insurance coverage and child poverty also got failing marks. There was some good news.

Oklahoma ranked in the top 10 for having a low percentage of alcohol related traffic deaths.

And only 9% of 12- to 17-year-olds in Oklahoma reported using drugs.