CDC Says Infant Mortality Rate In U.S. Trails Rest Of World

October 16, 2008

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the infant mortality rate in the U.S. is still far behind other countries, as we rank 29th in the world....Boston (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the infant mortality rate in the U.S. is still far behind other countries, as we rank 29th in the world.

The United States continues to fall back from the rest of the world in regards to infant mortality rate.

While other countries are lowering their infant mortality rate, we keep in seeing ours increase or stay around stable.

This shows that despite we are spending more on health care, it just isn’t working.

In the year 2000, the infant mortality rate was 6.89 deaths per 1,000 births in the U.S, compared to 6.86 per 1,000 births in 2005.

This dropped the U.S. down to 29th in the world, compared to 27th in the world in 2003.

Back in 1960, we were 12th in the world, showing a major change.

This is because we increased, while many other countries decreased.

Around the world, we are tied with Poland and Slovakia, but trail many other nations.


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