Infant Immortality

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Infant Mortality in the United States Trends in infant mortality are considered to be a barometer of technology and an accurate indicator of the health of a society. Despite technological excellence and numerous social programs offered throughout the country, the infant mortality rate (IMR) in the United States continues to be a national concern. For many, “infant mortality” brings to mind the deprivation and poverty found in third world countries. Yet in the United States, …

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