Baby Steps: Report Spotlights Racial Disparities At Birth

KUNC/Mountain West News Bureau | Madelyn Beck

In Colorado, the region’s most populous state, the infant mortality rate for White babies is 4 per 1000 births. For Hispanic babies, that number is 5, and for Black babies it’s 8.6. Forty-four percent of babies born in Colorado are of color.

ZERO TO THREE published its annual State of Babies Yearbook, which illustrates the nation’s—and each state’s—strengths and challenges in supporting our youngest children. One key takeaway: racial disparities begin even before birth.

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