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Infant mortality falls faster in Mississippi than nationwide

JACKSON — Mississippi’s infant mortality rate is falling faster than the national rate, but is still high, said the state health officer, Dr. Mary Currier. She said the rate fell 28 percent between 2005 and 2014. That included a 15 percent drop from 2005 through 2013, compared to a national drop of 13 percent — national statistics for last year ...

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