Maryland ranks among the top 10 states for children's health measures, but drops when looking at women and infants, according to the United Health Foundation's 2016 America's Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report.
The report looks at health and wellness for each state and Washington, D.C., by evaluating more than 60 measures selected by a group of women's and children's health experts.
Maryland ranked in the middle to upper-middle range for multiple health indicator categories: 18th for general population health, 14th for senior citizen health and 23rd for women and children's health — including a No. 7 ranking for children's health, No. 21 for women and No. 41 for infants. But the state also fell in the bottom 10 for lifetime partner violence and unintended pregnancy, and ranked 40th in neonatal mortality.