U.S. 30th in Global Infant Mortality

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    for those of you who think this country has the best health care blah blah blah


    reality check:


    U.S. 30th in Global Infant Mortality - ABC News

    "In 2005, the latest year that the international ranking is available for, the United States ranked 30th in the world in infant mortality, behind most European countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and Israel," the NCHS, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in the report.
     
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    Where do we rank in teen pregnancy and drug addiction? There's your answer.
     
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    Once again, for the slow and the brain dead. There is no uniform method of reporting between the Countries. Our death rate appears higher in some areas because we count EVERYONE that dies. With babies that means all the premature births that in other countries do not even get counted.
     
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    Imagine if we counted abortion.
     
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    That is a substantial chunk of the answer.
     
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    Cognitive dissonance.


    Perhaps it might be more useful to ask why rather than dismiss the evidence in an offhanded manner.
     
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    Poverty, coupled with a filing health care delivery system kills people.

    Some of them just happen to be expectant mothers and newborns.
     
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    Across the world the wealthy are grateful.
     
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    you know those infant mortality rates are skewed don't you?

    Many countries don't consider extreme premature births as live births and those children do not count towards the infant mortality rate but we will put a baby with little or no chance of living in the NICU and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to give it a few weeks or months of life. when that poor child succumbs to its fate we count it as an infant death where in many other countries it would have not even been considered a live birth.

    So our dedication to saving new born lives is actually working against us in the statistics.

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091103/health/health_us_med_preterm_births

    http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/68864302.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DUvDE7aL_V_BD77:DiiUiacyKUUr

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2377731/posts
     
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