Published Online: May 10, 2005
Published in Print: May 11, 2005, as Mothers and Children

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A report that lists the best and worst countries for mothers and children to live in says that 58 million girls worldwide do not attend school.

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Released last week by Westport, Conn.-based Save the Children, a humanitarian organization, the study found that Sweden was the best country for mothers and children, while nations in sub-Saharan Africa ranked at the bottom. The United States was rated in the 11th-best place.

The report ranks 110 countries based on the health and living conditions of mothers and their children. Indicators for health included infant-mortality rates, percent of women using contraception, and literacy rates among adult women.

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