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Infant death rates rise in south

The rates of death for infants are on the rise, some think a big part of it has to do with obese mothers, NY Times reported.

The data is defined by the number of deaths before the age of one, per thousand life births. In 2004, the rate was 9.7 and jumped to 11.4 in 2005 in Mississipi. The national average most recently compiled is 6.9 for 2003.

Some also think that it could be the result of a lack of resources and medical care.

The story was really interesting but it seemed like it didn't really talk about how this could be addressed. But still very interesting article.