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123 other countries improved more than the U.S., the highest-income country, to see an increase in health disparities across racial and economic groups. The effect of the disparity was especially seen in newborns, where high quality obstetrical care is crucial.
Globally, about 40 percent of all deaths of children under five happen in newborns. In the U.S., about 60 percent of all child deaths are newborns. The survey, undertaken by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, said an estimated 11.9 million children under age five died in 1990, compared with 7.7 million infant deaths in 2009.
The study has shown that 31 developing countries are likely to reduce child deaths by 66 percent in 2015 compared to 1990 levels. Only Swaziland, Lesotho, Equatorial Guinea, and Antigua and Barbuda saw increases in child mortality between 1990 and 2010.
Swaziland, Lesotho, Equatorial Guinea, and Antigua and Barbuda
Originally posted by UberL33t
First thought is population density, in comparison to the other countries and combined with our "highest income" status people in our country are more apt to have more deaths because we have more children.
1-4 years of age
Number of deaths: 4,631
Deaths per 100,000 population: 28.4
Leading causes of death
Accidents (unintentional injuries)
For instance, if I struck out once, and then hit a home run, Id have a .500 batting average. Compare that to a pro that has been up to bat 500 times. Statistically, I'm as good as he is...but am I really?