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Why is Child Mortality so High in the UK

The link is a story in today's telegraph based on a research project reported in the Lancet.

What it finds is that the UK now has the highest child mortality in Western Europe.
It is approximately twice the rate of Sweden.

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Jerry said…
"Academics from the University of Washington, Seattle, found that the UK had a worse death rate – 5.3 per 1,000 children – than any other country in western Europe. By comparison, the death rate in Sweden was just 2.7 per 1,000 children.

Previous studies suggested that 4,324 under fives died in the UK in 2008"

These figures are really quite shocking.

Although the NHS has its few flaws its one of the best healthcare systems throughout the world, I was also led to believe that Infant Cot Death figures has sharply declined in the last decade, if thats the case then something is drastically wrong here.

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