Health Alert: America's Child Mortality Rate

According to a new study, the U.S. has the worst child mortality when compared to 19 other wealthy nations.

Posted: Jan. 9, 2018 6:13 AM
Updated: Jan. 9, 2018 6:19 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- According to a new study, the U.S.  has the worst child mortality when compared to 19 other wealthy nations. The study comes from the Journal Health Affairs, which was published on January 8th.

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The study examined child mortality rates between 1961 and 2010 in the U.S. and comparable nations. The study found some of the factors driving America's child mortality rate were related to infant deaths, automobile accidents and firearm assaults. 

The researchers wrote policy changes could help reverse the mortality rates in the U.S.

Overall, Sweden had the lowest child mortality rate among all of the countries. 

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