US ranks 29th in Infant Mortality..behind Cuba

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    Oct. 15, 2008 -- The U.S. ranks 29th worldwide in infant mortality, tying Slovakia and Poland but lagging behind Cuba, the CDC reports.

    Infant Mortality: U.S. Ranks 29th

    "The U.S. infant mortality rate is higher than rates in most other developed countries," note CDC researchers Marian F. MacDorman, PhD, and T.J. Mathews. "The relative position of the United States in comparison to countries with the lowest infant mortality rates appears to be worsening."

    this country cares about their children????
     
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    No this is not even a proper comparison. The US counts births differently then other countries. In fact we probably count the MOST births as live births no matter the circumstance.

    Are you aware some Countries do not count a birth AT ALL until the baby has lived X number of days? Premature births are not counted as are a slew of other conditions.

    Show me the EXACT criteria for each country in determining births and then we can have a discussion.
     
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    You made the claim they are differnt you provide evidence of what you claim.
     
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    No, YOU provide evidence they are the same or the figures are bogus. Simple enough. This has been discussed before on this board with the evidence provided for you idiots that the system is flawed for comparisons, The reports are totally controlled BY THE PROVIDING Nation. Each Nation choses how it counts what, when and why.
     
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    The problem is some women cannot get Prenatal care due to lack of insurance! ANd even if we do rate it differently shouldn't we be number one if we have the most advance medical care in the world!
     
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    All the liberals will be moving to Cuba now...

    SWEET!
     
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    Obama would make the situation worse, but no one will be able to tell because the babies that suffocate after surviving abortions don't count as lives in Obama's mind.
     
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    Why don't you provide a number of the babies who are born alive from partial birth abortions. And the reason he voted against it, is the wording of the bill. SOmewhat like McCain not voting for funding for troops because of the wording and earmarks.
    Almost all the countries which have some sort of socialized medicene rate higher then we do and spend less .
     
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    Because they do not count births the same as we do. Should be easy enough to provide evidence they do. Go for it.
     
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    about time you nationalised your health care then.
     
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