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Infant Mortality
Annually, how many infants die before experiencing their first birthday in the United States? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 25,000 die each year [1]. This places the infant mortality rate at 6.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2010 [2]. Compared to other industrialized nations that same year, the U.S. ranked 27th [2]....   Read the full story
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