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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 9:43am

Georgia Slips Two Places on "Kids Count"

Georgia has slipped on this year’s "Kids Count" report on the welfare of the nation's children.

At 42nd, Georgia is down two places from last year. The state's low birth-weight rates worsened.

So did the percent of children living in poverty and the percent of children living in a family where no parent has a full-time job.

But Georgia did improve in the percentage of high school dropouts, the teen birth rate and the child death rate.