Sacramento Neighborhoods See High Infant Death Rates
Experts say the limited availability of health programs and prenatal medical care might be contributing to relatively high infant mortality rates in two Sacramento neighborhoods. Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood has an infant mortality rate of one per 95 births and the Del Paso Heights neighborhood has an infant mortality rate of one per 110 births, according to a Sacramento Bee analysis of state health data between 2004 and 2008. In comparison, the statewide infant mortality rate is one per 196 births.
- "Bee Exclusive: Two Neighborhoods Highest in Infant Deaths" (Calvan/Reese, Sacramento Bee, 10/24).