Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 11th, 2002
There's encouraging news in a report, released July 12, 2002, that brings together recent figures on the health, economics and education of 70 million children in the United States. The report was compiled by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
Officials celebrated the successes but noted there was no improvement on many measures of well-being.
The best news might be a substantial drop in infant mortality. In 1999, the report said, 7 of every 1000 babies under age 1 died. That was down from...
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