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Posts tagged "infant mortality"
Almost 30 percent of WV infant deaths preventable, new report finds

Almost 30 percent of WV infant deaths preventable, new report finds

According to America’s health rankings, West Virginia ranks 44th among all U.S. States for infant mortality, the number of infants who die before the age of one. The state’s rate was 7.3 per 1,000 live births, while the national rate was around 5.9 for the...4:29 am August 4, 2017
Fatality review finds 97 child deaths in WV were preventable in 2014

Fatality review finds 97 child deaths in WV were preventable in 2014

In 2014, 253 children between the ages of birth and 17 died in West Virginia. Of those deaths, 97 could have been prevented, according to the Child Fatality Review report submitted to the state government at the end of 2016. The report, which was the...4:28 am August 4, 2017