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Four Nordic countries Norway, Iceland, Finland and Sweden round out the top five. The bottom five in the UNICEF index are Greece, followed by the United States, Lithuania, Latvia and last place Romania.
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"Listening to children's voices, even at the youngest ages, and knowing more about how they see and evaluate their own lives is critical to improving children's well being," Morley said.
"The fact that our children rank in the bottom half when compared to other industrialized nations simply isn't good enough," Morley said.
David Morley, UNICEF Canada's president and CEO, says the report shows there's a lot of work to be done.
"It is clear Canada can do better. Protecting and promoting the well being of our children must become a national priority."
Meanwhile, Canada's overall ranking drops seven places to 24th when children's views of their own life satisfaction are measured. Only five Eastern European countries rank lower than Canada in this category.
Canada ranked 21st in bullying, with 35 per cent of children aged 11, 13 and 15 report being bullied at school at least once in the past couple of months. UNICEF also placed Canada 22nd in infant mortality.
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Canada scored third best on smoking, with UNICEF saying only four per cent of children aged 11, 13 and 15 reported smoking at least once a week.
The same can't be said for cannabis, with Canada sitting 29th and last with 28 per cent of children saying they have used cannabis within the past year.
When it comes to obesity, Canada is third from the bottom, with 20.24 per cent of children aged 11, 13 and 15 deemed overweight based on the body mass index.
UNICEF graded the 29 countries in five categories and Canada's best ranking was 11th in the area of housing and environment.
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