Video: US ranks 41 in newborn mortality report

updated 8/31/2011 7:42:09 PM ET 2011-08-31T23:42:09

Although newborn death rates have decreased over the last 20 years, a new study shows that the U.S. newborn mortality rankings have dropped by 26 percent. The United States is now ranked for having the 41st lowest risk of newborn death, down from a ranking of 28th two decades ago, with a current newborn death rate of 4.3 per 1,000 live births.

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