The National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University published a fact sheet in January 2016 Young Children in Deep Poverty.
This fact sheet presented several variables concerning families in America. To be in deep poverty, the line is drawn at a family of three making an annual income below $9,276 or less than $9 a day per family member.
Comparing deep poverty to simply poor to families above the poor/poverty line, the study consistently stated that children in deep poverty struggled more than their peers. The study also showed that Ohio has one of the highest deep poverty rates at 14 percent.
In children ages 2-9, the obesity rate was significantly higher for those in deep poverty.
Lead levels in children 1-9 living in deep poverty were much higher, 6.06 percent.
Mental health and stress rates were higher.
There was a higher risk of developmental delay.
The list goes on and on and on.
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