Infant mortality:Number of deaths for every 1,000 babies born
These babies will never make it to their 1st birthday
In Memphis, TNa baby dies every 43 hours
In 2006, Memphis and Shelby County ranked 1st with 13.8% per 1,000 births
Why is This?
#1 cause of infant mortality is low birth weight
What contributes to low birth weight? Age of mother TeenPregnancy:In 2006 43.3% of births inShelby County were born to mothers Ages 10-19
Another leading contributing factor of low birth weight: race
2006’s Infant Mortality in Memphis, TN 622 births born to white mothers 2,377 births born to African American mothers
NOW IS THE TIMETO RAISE AWARNESS!!
“Invest In today for your rate of return tomorrow” Netasha Bowers, The Blues Project
RAISING COMMUNITY AWARENESS CAN MAKE A CHANGE
Clinic for the cause
Campaigning for the Cause
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