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Why does the u.s. have such a high infant mortality rate?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
High premature birth: Approximately 2/3 of infants dying within 12 months of birth die within a month from birth(neonatal death). 30-40% of neonatal deaths are directly related with prematurity/low birth weight and complications thereof.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Why are infant mortality rates so low in other countries but not in the U.S.?

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Dr. Robert Choate
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Statistics: information is gathered in many different ways; it is nearly impossible to compare health information from so many different systems; what is called a miscarriage in one country may be called fetal demise in another and infant death in a third; too bad no one can agree on definations

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