Recent declines in infant mortality in the United States, 2005-2011.

@article{MacDorman2013RecentDI,
  title={Recent declines in infant mortality in the United States, 2005-2011.},
  author={Marian F MacDorman and Donna L. Hoyert and Thomas J. Mathews},
  journal={NCHS data brief},
  year={2013},
  volume={120},
  pages={1-8}
}
After a plateau from 2000 through 2005, the U.S. infant mortality rate declined by 12% to a rate of 6.05 in 2011. Provisional infant mortality counts for the first half of 2012 suggest a continued downward trend. Infant mortality declined from 2005 through 2011 for all major racial and ethnic groups, with the most rapid decline among non-Hispanic black women. Among leading causes of death, infant mortality declined for four of the five leading causes. Infant mortality rates declined most… CONTINUE READING

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