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In 2011-2013, infant mortality rates among black mothers ranged from a high of more than 14 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kansas to a low of nearly 7 per 1,000 live births in Massachusetts.
Three of our state's hospitals landed in the top 10 for the highest mortality rates for heart attacks, heart failures and pneumonias based on numbers from July 2009 to June 2012.
The researchers, who followed 1,824 participants over two decades, revealed that 'moderate' drinking, which is defined as one to three drinks per day, was associated with the lowest mortality rate.
The mortality rate for white jail inmates (204 deaths per 100,000) was more than twice the rate for black (89 per 100,000) or Hispanic (71 per 100,000) jail inmates.
Gonzalez suggests that Cuban medical staff classify some after-birth deaths as prebirth in order to keep the infant mortality rate low.
A statement from George Eliot bosses said that "a major action plan implemented at the beginning of the year" had improved the mortality rate, with figures for the first five months of the 2012/13 financial year down from 120.
Mortality rates were similar for those with kidney disease and vitamin D levels greater than 20 ng/mL, the researchers noted, with the lowest mortality rate of 97/1,000 person-years seen in those in the highest vitamin D group.
By 1999 Wales was recording an infant mortality rate of 6.
The research also shows that the mortality rate for infants and children under 5 years of age has declined.
AS Head of Health Analysis at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I would like to comment on the article "Caution urged over village's high death rate" (January 6), where the mortality rates in small areas in England and Wales were compared to the national mortality rates of Rwanda and Botswana.
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In most places, men have twice the relative mortality rate of women, Dr.