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Infant Mortality Rate Decreased Slightly from 2007-2008

Published Date: 
Wed, 2012-05-30

The U.S. infant mortality rate was 6.61 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2008, 2 percent lower than the rate of 6.75 in 2007. Infant mortality rates ranged from 4.51 per 1,000 live births for Asian or Pacific Islander mothers to 12.67 for non-Hispanic black mothers. The rate for non-Hispanic black women declined 5 percent from 2007 to 2008. Infant mortality was higher for male infants and infants born preterm or at low birthweight.

Women's Health Prevention Brief: The Built Environment

Published Date: 
Wed, 2012-05-30

CityMatCH & the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) have released a Women' s Health Prevention Brief that highlights the importance of addressing the built environment to improve maternal health and birth outcomes. This brief is the last in a series of issue briefs highlighting the priority areas (injury and chronic disease, health disparities, reproductive and maternal health, and healthy lifestyles) identified in the AMCHP/CityMatCH Women 's Preventive Health Framework. Previous briefs have focused on Women 's Mental Health and Women' s Health Equity.

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