Although recent technological advances have decreased infant mortality rates (IMR) globally, the U.S. rate is still alarming compared to other developed countries. The situation is even worse for black babies.
Findings from Duke’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development show that the 2013 white IMR in the U.S. was 5 per 1,000 births, whereas the black IMR was 11.2 per 1,000. The report also examined the social factors that lead toracial disparities in infant mortality rates. https://blackdoctor.org/524800/why-is-the-black-infant-mortality-rate-so-high/