American Council on Science and Health: Infant Mortality 25% Higher In Rural Areas

EXCERPT: “The infant mortality rate is more than 25% higher in rural counties compared to large urban counties. The good news is that infant mortality is down in all counties from 2007 to 2015. But the fact remains that it is 25% riskier to be born in a rural county (6.8 infant deaths per 1,000 live births) than in an urban county (5.4 per 1,000). Given that there are about 4 million births in the U.S. each year, this mortality discrepancy means that a substantial number of rural infant deaths are entirely preventable.” FULLSTORY: