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CDC Finds U.S. 30th in Infant Mortality
Date:11/3/2009

tal defect, he said, which could skew the infant mortality figures down.

"The numbers need to be drilled down to make sure we're not comparing apples and oranges," Perl said.

More information

The March of Dimes has more on premature birth.



SOURCES: Marian F. MacDorman, Ph.D., statistician, U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta; Alan R. Fleischman, M.D., medical director, March of Dimes; James M. Greenberg, M.D., director, division of neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati; Harold Perl, M.D., neonatologist, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J.; October 2009, "Behind International Rankings of Infant Mortality: How the United States Compares with Europe," U.S. National Center for Health Statistics


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