Milwaukee infant mortality

Health & Science
11:11 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Milwaukee Retains One of the Nation's Highest Infant Mortality Rates

This image was part of a controversial ad campaign in 2011 to fight co-sleeping deaths in Milwaukee.
Credit City of Milwaukee Health Department

Though Milwaukee's infant mortality rate dropped for six years in a row, it still remains at crisis levels, a new report says.

Overall in Milwaukee, more than 10 infants died per 1,000 live births from 2009 through 2011.

But the problem is especially acute for black babies, who die at nearly three times the rate of white babies in Milwaukee.

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