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Study: US Second-Worst Newborn Mortality in Industrialized World
In health news, a new study has found the US has the second-worst newborn mortality rate in the industrialized world, second only to Latvia. According to Save The Children, the country’s high rate of newborn mortality disproportionately affects minorities. African American babies are twice as likely as white babies to be born prematurely, have low-birth weight and to die at birth. Overall, more than 4 million babies worldwide die within their first month of birth.
Originally posted by MonoIonic_Gold
Ask for a graph showing the rate of SIDS by year.
(Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
Thats what we are talking about right?
African American babies are twice as likely to die from SIDS as white babies.
American Indian babies are nearly three times more likely to die of SIDS than white babies.