Published Online: April 23, 2007

Report Roundup

Children's Health

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The quality of life for American children has not improved in five years, and it is only slightly better than it was in 1975, researchers conclude in an annual report.

According to the report by the Foundation for Child Development, a New York City-based philanthropic organization, improvements in the well-being of the nation's children and youths in recent years has been hampered by declines in their health, which is at its lowest point in the 30-year-history of the report, in large part because of rising obesity rates.

The report is based on 28 indicators, including poverty rates, family income, standardized-test scores, and levels of educational attainment.

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