US Ranks No. 69 in Lowest ‘First Day’ Newborn Deaths

“In the United States, more babies die on the first day of life than in any other industrialized country, according to a new report.

Each year, about 11,300 U.S. babies die the day they’re born, which is 50 percent more deaths than all other industrialized countries combined, according to the report from the charity organization Save the Children.

When the organization ranked countries by the rate of death on the first day of life, the United States placed behind 68 others, including Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.”

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