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Lawmakers Take Aim At Ohio’s High Infant Mortality Rate

File Photo at University Hospitals.
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

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

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.