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Lawmakers Take Aim At Ohio’s High Infant Mortality Rate

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10:45AM
November
20, 2014

Ohio ranks near the bottom among states with poor infant mortality rates. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports — lawmakers are working with each other — across the aisle — to try and stem the crisis.

Columbus Health: Racism Is Factor In Infant Mortality Rates

12:00AM
April
19, 2011

The Columbus Department of Health today says infant mortality is three times higher among African-American women than among white women.

Ohio Maternal Mortality Rate Up 138 Percent

12:00AM
April
19, 2010

More women are dying related to their pregnancies than in years past. While the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. – and in Ohio – is on the rise, most European counties tout much lower numbers. WOSU got some answers on what’s behind the increase.