Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 24th, 2002
Nearly 28,000 infants died in 1999, or 7 for every 1000 live births, the National Center for Health Statistics said. The rate in 1990 was 8.9 deaths for every 1000 live births.
"This is very good news," NCHS demographer T.J. Mathews said. "But the rate is still too high in the U.S. Everybody agrees on that."
The U.S. infant mortality rate is still higher than that of many other developed countries. In Sweden, for example, the...
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