The Black-White gap in infant mortality

By Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD

One of the largest health crises in the United States is the high infant mortality rate, which exceeds that of many European nations we consider economic and political peers. The state of Wisconsin and the city of Milwaukee are no exception to this trend, with an even worse gap between the survival of black infants and white infants. This survival gap is termed a health inequity which is defined by the World Health Organization as a systematic difference in a health outcome between different population groups. read more

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