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Infant death rate remains high in Sacramento County
Sacramento Bee

Infants die at a greater rate in Sacramento County than most other places in the state, a long-term pattern that largely largely impacts minority families, the latest state data show.

Almost 110 infants, or 5.6 per 1,000 births, died in 2012, according to the California Department of Public Health. That’s about 25 percent higher than the statewide average of 4.5 infant deaths per 1,000 births.