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Sac County's Infant Mortality Rate Highest in the State

There are more infant deaths in Sacramento County than in any other county in California.

According to the latest data from the California Department of Public Health, the infant death rate in Sacramento County is about 25 percent higher than other counties in the state -- more than than five in every 1,000 newly born babies died in 2012.

What's more, the infant mortality death rate is highest among racial minorities as opposed to white babies in the county -- 2 to 5 times higher.

 

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