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Infant Death Rates Released - Brevard NC


Transylvania County infant mortality rates are nearly half the state average, according to recent figures released by the state.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health released the figures on Tuesday. Transylvania County’s infant mortality rate for 2014 was 3.5 per 1,000 live births, while the state average was 7.1 per 1,000 live births.

“I think what helps us achieve that for Transylvania County is a commitment to early and consistent natal care for all mothers in Transylvania County,” said Elaine Russell, health director for Transylvania C...

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