A 50-year-old member asked:
Why does the u.s. have such a high infant mortality rate? do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?
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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulosanswered
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Prematurity: We have a higher infant mortality rate than many of the other developed countries. This is multifactorial, one of the biggest reasons is higher rate of teen pregnancy and more premature births.
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