Health and education levels are closely connected. What’s more, disparities in health and education cross generations: The education level of a child’s parents influence his or her success later on in life. Children whose parents haven’t completed high school have a higher risk of health problems during childhood and throughout life. Data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show that among mothers over 20 in the Children’s Corridor in 2009, 36% had not completed high school.
This infographic explores what data reveal about the level of education of mothers in the Children’s Corridor, and what that means for the future health and education outcomes of their children.