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Death Rates Of African-American Children


Supervisor for District 1 in Sacramento Phil Serna has done extensive work examining the mortality rates of black children in Sacramento county. He joins us on Insight today to talk about his findings and about the shootings happening across the U.S. since last week.

A study by the county's Child Death Review Team found that African-American children die at more than double the rate of any other ethnicity in Sacramento.

An article from the Sacramento Bee said the review team cited four main causes: perinatal conditions, including low birth weight, congenital infections and premature birth; infant sleep-related incidents, including sudden infant death syndrome; death from child abuse and neglect committed by parents or other caregivers; and violence committed by people other than the primary caregivers.

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