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Infant mortality rates (the number of deaths during the first year of life per 1,000 live births in a population group) reflect a tragic loss of life to individuals, families, and the community.  The magnitude of infant mortality also reflects broader social and economic conditions that affect maternal and infant health, including factors such as access to high-quality health care, education, poverty, and racism. 

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Last Revised:  April 15, 2014