Infant Mortality Rate: No Change in 2005

The infant mortality rate in the United States in 2005 was 6.86 infant (under 1 year of age) deaths per 1,000 live births, not significantly different from the rate of 6.78 in 2004 or 6.89 in 2000, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. However, this seeming lack of change masks large differences in the risk of infant death between groups. Read more here.


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