Some 72 percent of Hispanic or Latino children, or 106,000, live in such families.
"The biggest takeaway [from this study] is the future prosperity of Utah depends on all children having the same opportunity," Haven said.
In one way or another, nearly all the measures of well-being have to do with financial security, Haven said.
"To me, it's really a poverty issue," said Haven. "We have to deal with poverty."
Martinez agreed. "What we need to do as a state is face these disparities and start to turn this around."