The infant mortality rate in Northern Kentucky is far worse than the national average, far worse than in most developed countries and double what it was just a decade ago. It’s part of a larger Tristate health problem that the region’s leaders have made into a top priority. Infant mortality – which measures the deaths of children under 1 – is one of the most basic and universal measurements of a community’s health, along with average life expectancy. High mortality rates, like shorter life expectancies, are generally viewed as a bellwether for larger problems.
Northern Kentucky Works to Prevent Infant Mortality
By Bob Driehaus & The Kentucky Enquirer • Dec 31, 2012