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High Death Rate Among Black Infants Focuses Attention on Race and Stress

Kisha Nicole Foster and daughter, Love. (photo/ideastream)
Kisha Nicole Foster and daughter, Love. (photo/ideastream)

In Cuyahoga County, a black infant is more than three times more likely to die before his or her first birthday than a white baby. In some Cleveland neighborhoods, the black infant mortality rate rivals that of some developing countries. As part of the continuing ideastream series, “Zip Code: the Hidden Vital Sign” … Kay Colby explores a tale of “two pregnancies” chronicling one Cleveland mother’s experience in two different neighborhoods.

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