infant mortality http://kcur.org en Infant Mortality In Black Community Down But Still High http://kcur.org/post/infant-mortality-black-community-down-still-high <p>Although the fetal and infant mortality rate in the Kansas City metropolitan area's black community is about double that of the white population, it has dropped dramatically since 2008.</p><p>That was the news delivered on Friday at a community forum on&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">infant deaths in Kansas City hosted&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">by the Mother &amp; Child Health Coalition. The forum, at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, was attended by&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">dozens of nurses, doctors and public health workers.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:34:32 +0000 Stefani Fontana 59144 at http://kcur.org Infant Mortality In Black Community Down But Still High KU Hospital, Others Attacking Problems Of Child Deaths http://kcur.org/post/ku-hospital-others-attacking-problems-child-deaths <p>Chloe Robinson was about the size of a bag of frozen spinach at birth. Born 15 weeks early and weighing only 1 pound, she spent her first eight months in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Kansas Hospital.</p><p>That was five years ago, and, one day last week, Chloe ran around a hallway at the hospital like any kid her age.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:06:42 +0000 Mike Sherry 53996 at http://kcur.org KU Hospital, Others Attacking Problems Of Child Deaths Infant Mortality Up Slightly In Kansas Last Year http://kcur.org/post/infant-mortality-slightly-kansas-last-year <p>A new research brief by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows a slight increase in the infant mortality rate last year.</p><p>Infant mortality refers to babies who die before their first birthday. Although the trend has been downward, Kansas has exceeded the national infant mortality rate every year since 2003.&nbsp;</p><p>KDHE Secretary Robert Moser says last year’s rate was 6.3 deaths per thousand live births.</p><p>“That’s relatively low, but unfortunately it’s up slightly from 2011,” says Moser.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:18:00 +0000 Bryan Thompson 42579 at http://kcur.org