Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 10th, 1995
Black infant mortality fell, but it remained more than twice the white rate. One public health expert compared the rate to those in underdeveloped countries.
Last year, 18.4 of each 1,000 babies born to black women in Michigan died within 12 months of birth, the state said. That was down from 18.8 per 1,000 in 1993. For whites in the state, the 1994 death rate was 6.5 per 1,000, down from 7.1 percent the year before. The 1993 death rate for all babies in the state was 9.5 per 1,000. Nationally, infant...
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