Infant mortality

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Between and , the infant mortality rate decreased by half as the number of physicians increased by four folds. The rate for a given region is the number of children dying under one year of age, divided by the number of live births during the year, multiplied by 1, Attending regular prenatal care check-ups will help improve the baby's chances of being delivered in safer conditions and surviving. Causes of infant mortality directly lead to the death. Historically, males have had higher infant mortality rates than females. In the United States, a primary determinant of infant mortality risk is infant birth weight with lower birth weights increasing the risk of infant mortality.


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