Five-Part San Francisco Chronicle Series Examines Areas in State With High Infant Mortality Rates
The San Francisco Chronicle this week is publishing a five-part series, titled "Too Young to Die," that examines infant mortality in areas that have the highest rates in the state. The series, which runs from Sunday through Thursday, analyzes California infant mortality rates from live births between 1992 and 2001. Reporters talked to parents, health officials and researchers about the causes of infant death after the areas with the highest rates were identified. The series focuses on low-income neighborhoods, pollution, problems within the health care system and attempts to lower the rates of infant mortality (San Francisco Chronicle, 10/3). Parts one and two of the series are available online.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.