Friday, June 10, 2005

Infant mortality in Louisiana

Recent reports here and here indicate Louisiana still has some of the nation's highest infant death rates. Those who want to shrug off the latest stats should remember that infant mortality rates figure into corporate decision-making (i.e. expansion or closure or relocation) in the same way that general health care, education and quality-of-life statistics do. Long-term neglect of these factors can (and already does) have serious implications for the state.