Louisiana ranks among worst states for dads, study finds

Louisiana ranks among worst states for dads, study finds

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Louisiana is 2015's fifth worst state for working dads, according to a new study.

In light of Father's Day, WalletHub, a personal finance website, analyzed the work-life balance, health conditions, financial well-being and child-rearing environments for working dads in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 20 key metrics.

It's a hard life for the majority of working fathers in the state, according to the study. Louisiana ranks near last in many aspects, including (No. 1 being best, No. 51 being worst):

No. 49: Male life expectancy at birth

No. 27: Percentage of dads with kids younger than 18 living in poverty

No. 39: Male uninsured rate

No. 48: Mean hours worked per day among males

No. 48: Mortality rate due to heart disease per 100,000 men

No. 36: Percentage of men who report adequate or any physical activity

No. 48: Day care quality

No. 49: Number of prostate cancer cases per 100,000 men

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