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5 reasons why Melania Trump should unpack and educate herself on issues affecting American children, leave Africa alone

August 22, 2018 at 01:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

August 22, 2018 at 01:30 pm | Opinions & Features

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Infant mortality rates

The infant mortality rate is an important marker of the overall health of a society and should always be given the needed attention it deserves.

In 2016, the infant mortality rate in the United States was 5.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. Over 23,000 infants also died and this was mainly caused by birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome, low birth weight, maternal pregnancy complications and other injuries.

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