Low mortality rate among newborn babies

The mortality in infant in America fell to the lowest level in 2014, this is according to the federal data, since one of the biggest risk factors for the death of infants, preterm births continued to decrease.  The infant mortality rates in the U.S have been high for quite some time now when compared to the other rich nations across the globe. However, after a current peak in 2005, the rates have been going down by 13% in 2013. In a report that was released by the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention, the rate declined again in 2014, it went down by around 2.3% to a new low rate of 582.1 infant deaths in every 100,000 live births, this if from 596 in 2013.

This is most probably the best news they have ever had according to a demographer who didn’t join in the report, but has noted lengthy avoid infant mortality. The researchers may no say in exactly what was causing the dramatic decline in the rate, but a fall in a respiratory distress when the premature babies were born they have trouble in breathing, since the lungs are not yet been developed and seems to be a part of it. The respiratory distress went down by 14% in 2014 when compared to 2013.

There was this health researcher at Boston University that once said that among the doctors to stop inducing birth or scheduling Caesarian delivery before 39 weeks of gestation, though there had been a push unless there was a strong medical reason behind it. The practice of doing the C-sections early on and then inducing the labor early was said to be because of the infant mortality. There has been an effort to alter the practices, he added. It has been one of the most successful stories so far.

The rates given started in 2010

In a different interview, the preterm births declined slightly too around 9% of the births from the 9% in 2013. The deliveries by the C-section fell by 2% to 32% of all the deliveries, the lowest rate since 2007. The researchers debated whether the C-sections are at risk for the infant mortality.  It was not yet clear if the current dip may help in improving the infant mortality rank of the U.S when compared to other rich nations. The infant mortality in the U.S was more than the double rates in other countries like Finland and Sweden in 2010.

According to the Dr. About the Center of the Society and Health at the Virginia University, who is also happens to study about the international comparison of life expectancy, said that he didn’t think of the improvement in 2014 may alter for the international picture.  It has been good news that the infant mortality rate dropped in 2014, however, it is still quite higher than the average of all the countries, he added.