Why is US birth mortality so high?
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Also asked, is the US infant mortality rate high?
The U.S. infant mortality rate (5.8 deaths under one year of age per 1,000 live births) is 71 percent higher than the comparable country average (3.4 deaths).
Beside above, why is infant mortality higher in the US than in Europe? Overall, this evidence suggests that the observed higher US postneonatal mortality relative to Europe is due entirely, or almost entirely, to higher mortality among disadvantaged groups. Focusing on the cross-country results, well-off individuals in all three countries have similar infant mortality rates.
Likewise, what is the US ranked in infant mortality?
Infant Mortality. According to this year's America's Health Ranking Annual Report, the U.S. infant mortality rate is 5.9 deaths per 1,000 live infant births, while the average rate of infant mortality among the OECD countries is 3.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. Compared with other OECD countries, the U.S. ranks No.
What is the mortality rate of giving birth?
The U.S. maternal mortality rate has more than doubled from 10.3 per 100,000 live births in 1991 to 23.8 in 2014. Over 700 women a year die of complications related to pregnancy each year in the United States, and two-thirds of those deaths are preventable.