The state is celebrating an impressive turn around for mortality rates for the smallest Alaskans- infants in their first month of life. In the 1980′s the state was ranked 49th in the U.S., with eight deaths for every 1,000 live births. Since then, the state has been slowly working its way up the list. And now Alaska is number one – with the lowest mortality rate in the nation for neonatal infants.
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