STATE OF MARYLAND OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR (2011) GOVERNOR O’MALLEY AND LT. GOVERNOR BROWN ANNOUNCE MARYLAND INFANT MORTALITY RATE DROPS FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. Press Release. UNSPECIFIED.
Governor Martin O‟Malley today joined by Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and other state and local officials, announced that Maryland‟s infant mortality rate has dropped substantially for a second consecutive year to the lowest rate recorded for the State. Reducing infant mortality is one of the O‟Malley-Brown Administration‟s 15 strategic goals to improve the quality of life in Maryland. Maryland‟s infant mortality rate has been above the national average for many years. In 2009, the infant mortality rate fell to 7.2 deaths per 1,000 births, a 10 percent reduction in the overall infant mortality rate…
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