U.S. Life Expectancy Best Ever, Says CDC
Life Expectancy Hovers Just Below 78 Years
Infant Mortality Unchanged
The infant death rate stayed unchanged at 6.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births. For black babies, the rate is nearly twice as high as white infants: 14.1 per 1,000 live births.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) dropped nearly 15%. That may be due to delayed reporting, but SIDS deaths have been falling since 1988, says the CDC.
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