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U.S. Infant Deaths on the Decline
Date:4/30/2010

s also disturbed by ongoing disparities in infant mortality between racial groups.

"Obviously, disparities of income and access to health care are writ large in this area," she said. "But we are encouraged by the passage of the health reform legislation. As the implementation of health reform proceeds over the next couple of years, that's going to help improve these numbers."

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For more information on infant mortality, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



SOURCES: T.J. Mathews, demographer, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics; Jennifer L. Howse, Ph.D., president, March of Dimes; April 30, 2010, CDC, report, Infant Mortality Statistics From the 2006 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set


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