Alabama Infant Mortality Rate on the Rise

By: Erica Proffer Email
By: Erica Proffer Email

Alabama's infant mortality rate has risen again.

According to the Associated Press, the 2007 rate of 10 deaths per 1,000 live births was considerably higher than the 2006 rate of nine deaths per 1,000 births.

Researchers say maternal smoking carries much of the blame.


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