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Childhood Mortality Rates Improve, But U.S. Falls Further Behind
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A new study of worldwide childhood and infant mortality rates contains both good and bad news about a major measure of the quality of the U.S. healthcare system. On the one hand, mortality rates for children under five continue to drop steadily. The rate in the U.S. declined from 8.3 per 1,000 in 2000 to 6.7 in 2010—nearly a 20% drop over the 10-year period.