U.S. infant mortality rate declines

April 17, 2013 10:49 AM

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U.S. infant mortality rate declines

The rate dropped 12% from 2005 to 2011, with improvements among all major racial and ethnic groups, a government report says.

Infant 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.

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