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U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Declines by 12 Percent

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baby sleepingInfant mortality in the U.S. has declined 12% since 2005 after holding steady for many years, according to data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The decreased rate highlighted improvements among all major racial and ethnic groups, the government report says. Some of the biggest gains were seen in Southern states.

(READ the story in the LA Times)

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