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Black Infant Mortality Rate

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The infant mortality rate stays extremely high in the US, and even more considering it is a developed country. The black population remains the ethnicity the most hit by this issue. For instance, in San Francisco, the black infant mortality comes to 16.2 deaths per 1,000 births, compared with the white rate of 2.5 (Gonzales, 2013).
The weak US heath care system is probably the number one cause of this high mortality rate. Indeed, many pregnant women cannot afford prenatal care for their baby, which leads to 2 major issues. First, pregnant women cannot be informed about all the factors necessary to achieve a healthy pregnancy: balanced nutrition, elimination of teratogens, reduction of stress, etc. Secondly, potential risks during pregnancy
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