Could the Socioeconomic Disadvantages Rural Mothers Face Be the Top Driver of Higher Infant Mortality Rates?

December 7, 2020 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​What's the news. Higher infant mortality rates in rural compared with nonrural counties may be primarily due to rural mothers' greater socioeconomic disadvantages, rather than to limited healthcare access or the prevalence of individual health behaviors (e.g., tobacco use), report the authors of a study in the November 2020 issue of Pediatrics.

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