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  Back Low-Income Children as Percent of All Children (Under Age 18 in Families Below 200% Federal Poverty Level)
  State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  United States 41.3% 40.0% 38.7% 37.5% 38.1% 38.1% 39.1% 39.2% 38.9% 38.9% 39.1%
  District of Columbia 57.4% 60.1% 56.1% 53.1% 50.1% 52.7% 53.4% 53.5% 54.1% 54.5% 52.9%
  Alabama 47.8% 45.0% 44.9% 44.2% 46.1% 44.0% 43.4% 42.5% 43.7% 42.1% 41.3%
  Alaska 28.6% 28.8% 29.6% 30.4% 30.3% 30.5% 31.7% 33.9% 34.9% 34.0% 30.5%
  Arizona 54.0% 53.6% 51.0% 48.5% 46.3% 43.3% 43.3% 43.4% 46.8% 47.4% 47.5%
  Arkansas 56.6% 55.0% 50.7% 48.1% 51.1% 53.5% 52.2% 49.5% 47.5% 49.6% 51.4%
  California 48.3% 47.5% 46.6% 45.0% 43.1% 42.0% 41.4% 42.3% 41.9% 42.1% 41.6%
  Colorado 30.8% 30.6% 28.9% 30.0% 30.2% 31.6% 32.3% 32.9% 32.9% 32.9% 32.1%
  Connecticut 32.5% 29.7% 25.4% 26.9% 27.1% 28.0% 25.5% 24.8% 24.1% 25.1% 26.2%
  Delaware 39.0% 38.0% 37.2% 34.4% 30.1% 27.9% 29.4% 32.1% 33.0% 33.4% 33.3%
  Florida 46.8% 45.0% 43.7% 42.7% 42.8% 41.5% 41.7% 40.6% 40.0% 39.2% 39.1%
  Georgia 46.4% 46.5% 47.3% 43.7% 42.1% 39.2% 38.5% 40.1% 41.2% 42.4% 41.3%
  Hawaii 42.4% 42.1% 37.3% 36.0% 35.1% 35.1% 34.9% 32.6% 29.7% 28.9% 28.9%
  Idaho 46.4% 45.8% 46.4% 44.0% 43.3% 42.1% 43.7% 43.5% 42.1% 41.5% 40.3%
  Illinois 38.6% 36.2% 34.4% 33.1% 33.1% 34.9% 36.1% 37.1% 36.6% 35.5% 35.3%
  Indiana 32.4% 30.6% 31.1% 33.0% 34.6% 35.1% 34.7% 36.2% 38.8% 38.9% 37.9%
  Iowa 37.9% 38.4% 35.8% 32.2% 29.6% 31.0% 31.0% 32.7% 32.1% 34.5% 32.3%
  Kansas 38.6% 35.6% 34.4% 35.4% 35.0% 33.3% 32.9% 34.2% 36.3% 38.0% 39.1%
  Kentucky 45.6% 43.4% 40.6% 38.4% 38.8% 40.8% 43.7% 44.3% 43.6% 43.8% 43.4%
  Louisiana 52.8% 51.2% 50.7% 52.1% 51.2% 49.6% 49.2% 49.3% 48.5% 46.6% 44.4%
  Maine 39.0% 37.5% 36.2% 33.4% 34.7% 36.6% 37.7% 36.3% 36.2% 34.7% 35.4%
  Maryland 31.1% 27.3% 23.4% 22.5% 22.3% 22.0% 23.2% 26.0% 29.0% 28.1% 26.4%
  Massachusetts 33.8% 33.6% 33.9% 34.3% 32.9% 30.3% 29.5% 27.9% 27.4% 26.6% 29.2%
  Michigan 35.9% 35.2% 34.1% 32.4% 32.1% 32.6% 34.8% 36.5% 36.9% 37.2% 36.9%
  Minnesota 33.2% 31.2% 28.3% 23.8% 23.2% 22.9% 24.4% 23.7% 23.5% 24.9% 27.5%
  Mississippi 58.8% 54.6% 50.1% 47.6% 48.8% 49.9% 52.0% 50.8% 51.9% 52.5% 53.8%
  Missouri 38.5% 38.2% 36.6% 32.0% 30.9% 30.7% 32.9% 34.9% 36.5% 38.7% 40.5%
  Montana 51.4% 50.3% 47.2% 46.2% 45.2% 44.2% 46.0% 46.7% 46.6% 43.1% 41.9%
  Nebraska 37.4% 37.5% 35.5% 34.0% 31.5% 32.0% 31.3% 33.6% 32.8% 34.2% 32.2%
  Nevada 37.2% 36.4% 37.1% 37.3% 38.1% 38.9% 39.6% 40.0% 38.4% 38.1% 37.8%
  New Hampshire 27.7% 30.1% 28.6% 25.4% 23.7% 22.3% 22.5% 20.8% 20.7% 20.6% 19.4%
  New Jersey 28.5% 31.0% 29.3% 28.2% 26.2% 25.7% 26.0% 24.1% 24.2% 24.2% 26.7%
  New Mexico 59.4% 56.9% 56.1% 53.9% 53.7% 50.9% 53.2% 52.3% 53.0% 48.4% 45.5%
  New York 45.7% 44.7% 43.4% 40.9% 39.6% 39.3% 40.7% 41.2% 41.2% 40.6% 40.7%
  North Carolina 42.3% 42.1% 41.7% 41.5% 41.4% 42.1% 43.8% 43.3% 42.9% 42.3% 42.7%
  North Dakota 35.6% 40.5% 43.9% 43.1% 40.7% 38.0% 38.1% 36.0% 35.2% 35.3% 35.7%
  Ohio 37.2% 37.4% 37.5% 36.5% 35.5% 33.4% 33.7% 34.6% 35.6% 37.0% 37.6%
  Oklahoma 48.5% 44.9% 40.8% 43.9% 46.2% 47.4% 46.6% 45.3% 45.5% 46.1% 46.9%
  Oregon 42.3% 44.2% 41.7% 40.5% 37.5% 37.4% 38.9% 39.3% 41.0% 40.3% 39.0%
  Pennsylvania 36.8% 36.6% 36.3% 34.8% 33.7% 33.6% 34.2% 34.8% 35.6% 36.4% 36.5%
  Rhode Island 34.5% 33.8% 33.1% 32.1% 29.2% 29.7% 31.2% 35.0% 35.0% 34.3% 33.7%
  South Carolina 48.1% 42.8% 42.1% 40.5% 40.2% 39.7% 41.0% 42.0% 43.1% 43.9% 43.8%
  South Dakota 40.3% 37.1% 34.6% 33.3% 32.2% 33.4% 32.9% 35.7% 36.1% 37.8% 35.9%
  Tennessee 49.5% 47.6% 43.7% 40.2% 40.3% 41.5% 42.3% 41.6% 41.7% 42.1% 43.8%
  Texas 49.9% 49.8% 48.2% 47.1% 46.2% 47.3% 48.8% 49.4% 49.1% 47.5% 47.2%
  Utah 38.5% 37.1% 35.8% 34.8% 33.7% 33.8% 35.0% 36.1% 36.3% 37.3% 36.1%
  Vermont 38.8% 35.4% 35.2% 34.9% 35.0% 31.8% 31.1% 29.8% 28.7% 27.1% 28.9%
  Virginia 39.3% 34.6% 30.3% 28.8% 27.8% 29.3% 28.4% 29.3% 29.3% 30.9% 32.5%
  Washington 34.5% 33.3% 30.0% 31.2% 32.9% 34.7% 35.4% 35.5% 35.9% 34.1% 32.3%
  West Virginia 52.5% 52.1% 52.7% 51.8% 50.4% 49.4% 49.7% 48.1% 46.2% 45.5% 46.4%
  Wisconsin 32.2% 31.5% 29.9% 30.6% 29.9% 29.8% 31.6% 33.7% 34.9% 34.4% 32.7%
  Wyoming 42.8% 43.6% 42.9% 40.9% 38.4% 37.2% 36.9% 36.1% 34.0% 32.5% 32.1%