Premature births and low birth weight are primary factors playing in the high rate, but it is what leads to these factors which has TJC concerned.
News Story (Tennessee)
September 27, 2018
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Tags: Infant Mortality
Organizations mentioned/involved: Tennessee Justice Center
A new report from the Tennessee Justice Center states Tennessee has the 8th highest infant mortality rate in the nation.
The non-profit public policy organization aimed at assisting low-income families issued the report on Wednesday, citing 2016 data which shows Tennessee’s rate of 7.4 deaths for every 1,000 live births is well above the 5.8 per 1,000 national average.