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Ohio's Rising Infant Mortality Rate & Premature Delivery Rate

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In recent years, Ohio's infant mortality rate and premature delivery rates have risen. Why is this happening, why does it matter, and what can be done about it?

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Ohio's Rising Infant Mortality Rate & Premature Delivery Rate

  1. 1. TAKING A LOOK AT OHIO’S PREMATURE DELIVERY RATE AND INFANT MORTALITY RATE Presented by:
  2. 2. ALL EXPECTANT PARENTS HOPE FOR A HEALTHY BABY. But recent trends in infant and maternal health in Ohio indicate that our babies are not as healthy as they were in the past.
  3. 3. The infant mortality rate in the United States is 5.8 deaths per 1,000 births. The U.S. is ranked #170 out of 225 countries (the higher the better). Ohio’s infant mortality rate is 7.4 – higher than the national average.
  4. 4. WHY IS OHIO’S INFANT MORTALITY RATE SO HIGH? Infant mortality rate is important because it is an indicator of the overall health of a population.
  5. 5. In our white paper, Protecting Ohio’s Babies And Mothers: Understanding Premature Delivery Rates And Infant Mortality Rate In Ohio, we look into the issue.
  6. 6. SOME THINGS THAT CAN AFFECT INFANT MORTALITY RATE ARE: ➔ Obesity ➔ Diabetes ➔ Advanced maternal age ➔ A failing health care system ➔ The opioid epidemic ➔ A high premature delivery rate There is no one singular cause for the rise in infant mortality rate.
  7. 7. Ohio’s rising infant mortality rate is cause for concern. And people want to know what can be done. The state of Ohio recognizes the problem and is taking action.
  8. 8. We invite you to read our free white paper to learn more about the issue: PROTECTING OHIO’S BABIES AND MOTHERS: Understanding Premature Delivery Rates And Infant Mortality Rate In Ohio © 2018 Elk & Elk All Rights Reserved.   Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.

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