Behind International Rankings of Infant Mortality: How the United States Compares with Europe

@article{MacDorman2010BehindIR,
  title={Behind International Rankings of Infant Mortality: How the United States Compares with Europe},
  author={M. MacDorman and T. Mathews},
  journal={International Journal of Health Services},
  year={2010},
  volume={40},
  pages={577 - 588}
}
  • M. MacDorman, T. Mathews
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Health Services
  • In 2005, the United States ranked 30th in the world in infant mortality. Infant mortality rates for preterm (<37 weeks of gestation) infants are lower in the United States than in most European countries; however, infant mortality rates for infants born at 37 or more weeks of gestation are higher in the United States than in most European countries. One in 8 births in the United States were preterm in 2005, compared with 1 in 18 births in Ireland and Finland, and 1 in 16 in France and Sweden… CONTINUE READING

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