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Tennessee releases 2011 Child Fatality Report; Child Fatality Rate Drops in Tennessee

 

Report Highlights State’s Progress in 13 Categories

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The overall death rate for Tennessee children dropped by 20 percent between 2007 and 2011, according to information released by the State Child Fatality Review team.

Notable factors in that reduction are a decrease in sleep-related infant deaths due to suffocation or strangulation, which were down 16.8 percent from 2010 to 2011, and a 20 percent drop in deaths of black children between 2007 and 2011. «Read the rest of this article»

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