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Montgomery Co. Among Top 10 Healthiest Counties for Kids

New ranking in U.S. News & World Report

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    Some parts of the Washington region are getting high marks when it comes to kids' health.

    A new ranking by U.S. News & World Report puts Montgomery County, Md., as ninth in the nation among the 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids. Howard County, Md., also made the Top 50, coming in at No. 26, while Fairfax County, Va., came in 28th.

    The study was based on low birthweight, infant deaths, teen pregnancies, injury death rates and the number of children in poverty. Montgomery County got a score of 90.1 out of 100. Howard County and Fairfax County received 85.4/100 and 85.1/100 respectively.

    At the top of the list is Marin County, Calif., located in the northern San Francisco Bay Area.

    You can see the full list of rankings and all of the data here.