The Children's Defense Fund-Ohio http://wyso.org en Group: Data Shows Jump in Ohio Child Poverty Rate http://wyso.org/post/group-data-shows-jump-ohio-child-poverty-rate <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio child advocacy group says data being released Wednesday shows that the state&#39;s child poverty rate increased nearly 50 percent over eight years.</p><p>The Children&#39;s Defense Fund-Ohio says in the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that the state&#39;s 2009 child poverty rate was 22 percent, a 46 percent increase over 2001.</p><p>Overall, Ohio ranked 29th among the states in indicators of child health and well-being, the same as last year.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:39:41 +0000 Associated Press 3226 at http://wyso.org Group: Data Shows Jump in Ohio Child Poverty Rate