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US Infant Mortality SUCKS

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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ajdahd13
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM

K Anon. Home many times you gonna post this pic, and I'm still not quite sure I know what you're implying. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM
Here we go again. Lets blame this on everything. This says deaths meaning anything from SIDS to someone killing them. So lets not blame it all on medical like your chart is trying to do. What a way to twist things.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM
And the funny thing is abortion free Ireland has a lower maternal mortality rate. Now isn't that something.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:42 AM

i took that one off, and put a more trustful one up


Quoting Anonymous:

Here we go again. Lets blame this on everything. This says deaths meaning anything from SIDS to someone killing them. So lets not blame it all on medical like your chart is trying to do. What a way to twist things.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:43 AM

It hasn’t always been like this. In the 1960s, the United States actually had a lower infant mortality rate than the average among its peer countries. The country began to lag in the 1980s. infant mortality 2

“Although U.S. infant mortality declined by 20 percent between 1990 and 2010,” the report notes, “other high-income countries experienced much steeper declines and halved their infant mortality rates over those two decades.”

As to what explains the high infant mortality rate, the researchers aren’t quite sure. They say it is not explained by ethnic diversity in the United States. While U.S. minorities do tend to have a higher infant mortality rate, non-Hispanic whites in the United States also have worse outcomes than those in peer nations. 


ajdahd13
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Quoting Anonymous:

if the other countries are that bad in reporting compared to ours, how come our country is so bad with numbers for infant mortality?


Quoting Dzyre1115:

 But it doesn't exist.  Americans keep better records because it's against the law not to report births, live or dead, and that is not the case in most countries.

Quoting Anonymous:

i read Bill Gates was providing a surveillance system in these countries to keep track of population and infant mortality......


Bill Gates proposes universal 'birth registry' to help control ...

www.lifesitenews.com/.../bill-gates-proposes-universal-birth-registry-...
Jan 19, 2011 – Gates told the mHealth audience that there is no such thing as a healthy, high-population growth country.
More results for bill gates birth control
Quoting Dzyre1115:

 I would question the results, America's reporting system is second to none where many of the coutries listed rarely use hospitals and don't have to report births.....even Italy up until the last few decades only recorded baptisms and not live or dead births....



 




Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Where do we rate interms of full term pregnancies? Are we posponing deaths of children who would have occurred in utero?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:45 AM
So one that is outdated? It reports through 2009. We have better info now.

Quoting Anonymous:

i took that one off, and put a more trustful one up



Quoting Anonymous:

Here we go again. Lets blame this on everything. This says deaths meaning anything from SIDS to someone killing them. So lets not blame it all on medical like your chart is trying to do. What a way to twist things.




amiesmomma
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:45 AM

lack of universal healthcare

extreme social stratification and inequality

Lack of support for breast feeding/No universal maternity leave

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:47 AM

http://www.indexmundi.com/united_states/demographics_profile.html

Population

313,847,465 (July 2012 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 20% (male 32,050,686/female 30,719,945) 
15-24 years: 13.8% (male 22,112,002/female 21,174,050) 
25-54 years: 40.6% (male 63,713,761/female 63,556,345) 
55-64 years: 12.1% (male 18,331,065/female 19,711,907) 
65 years and over: 13.5% (male 18,424,785/female 24,052,919) (2012 est.)

Median age

total: 37.1 years 
male: 35.8 years 
female: 38.5 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate

0.9% (2012 est.)

Birth rate

13.7 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)

Death rate

8.4 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)

Net migration rate

3.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 82% of total population (2010) 
rate of urbanization: 1.2% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population

New York-Newark 19.3 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.675 million; Chicago 9.134 million; Miami 5.699 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.421 million (2009)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female 
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female 
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female 
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female 
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 6 deaths/1,000 live births 
male: 6.6 deaths/1,000 live births 
female: 5.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 78.49 years 
male: 76.05 years 
female: 81.05 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate

2.06 children born/woman (2012 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

0.6% (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

1.2 million (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths

17,000 (2009 est.)

Sanitation facility access

improved: 
urban: 100% of population 
rural: 99% of population 
total: 100% of population 
unimproved: 
urban: 0% of population 
rural: 1% of population 
total: 0% of population

Nationality

noun: American(s) 
adjective: American

Ethnic groups

white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (July 2007 estimate) 
note: a separate listing for Hispanic is not included because the US Census Bureau considers Hispanic to mean persons of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin including those of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican Republic, Spanish, and Central or South American origin living in the US who may be of any race or ethnic group (white, black, Asian, etc.); about 15.1% of the total US population is Hispanic

Religions

Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)

Languages

English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census) 
note: the US has no official national language, but English has acquired official status in 28 of the 50 states; Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write 
total population: 99% 
male: 99% 
female: 99% (2003 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 16 years 
male: 15 years 
female: 17 years (2008)

Education expenditures

5.5% of GDP (2007)

Maternal mortality rate

21 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

1.3% (2002)

Health expenditures

16.2% of GDP (2009)

Physicians density

2.672 physicians/1,000 population (2004)

Hospital bed density

3.1 beds/1,000 population (2008)

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

33.9% (2006)

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