Kids Count Alaska gives the state mixed results

Alaska is getting mixed results in the Kids Count Alaska report.

The report, which was prepared by UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research and sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides an annual snapshot of how kids are faring.

The Anchorage Daily News says the report finds that Alaska continues to have among the lowest rates for babies born with low birth weight. But it also finds that Alaska has among the highest rates of death among children and teenagers.

The report also says Alaska’s poverty rate for children is among the lowest. However, it also found it has among the country’s highest rates of teens between the ages of 16 and 19 who were not working and not in school.