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    You are welcome to make a comparison between countries using the same criteria and account for the heterogeneity difference. The Gates Foundation tried and spent a lot of money, and conceded failure because it cannot be done.

    The US is the only country that uses the full WHO definition of live birth and other countries eliminate several of the criteria. Switzerland uses only two of the four criteria. Italy uses only three of four criteria, etc. This allows other countries to use weight, gestation period, and length to classify a baby as not being born alive, and the US counts all as a live births. Other countries do not count premature births as live births if they die afterwards. The U.S. counts them as live births. The U.S. does more for premature infants than most countries, which also skews the numbers when they do not survive. When factoring in all the criteria, the US has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world.

    The data regarding Infant mortality rates in the US compared to the rest of the world come from the CDC, and the CDC gets their information from the OECD and the United States Childrenís Fund. The data is brutally skewered and misleading.

    There is no standard or continuity regarding the registration of babies born too early, too light, and too short in the other countries.

    There is no standard or continuity regarding the registration, or preventing selective registration, of pre-term infants who survived in other countries.

    There is no standard or continuity regarding the systematic under-registration of infants who did not survive in other countries.

    There is little to no data from the cultures that do not attempt to save prematurely born infants with birth defects. The US always does its best to save any baby born regardless of its condition, and those that do not survive are added to the misleading statistic used by the OECD.

    When infants born before 24 weeks are subtracted from the CDC report, the mortality rate decreases by 30%. This accurate data puts the US equal or lower than any other developed country.

    Many countries do not consider an infant that dies at birth weighing less than 500 grams as a live birth. The US considers an infant that weighs less than 500 grams and dies at birth a live birth. Eighty percent of these births in other countries do not survive and are not counted, but are counted in the US.

    Many countries classify a baby as stillborn or as a miscarriage if it survives less than 24 hours regardless if it is breathing and has a beating heart. The US classifies these infants as live born. Forty percent of all infant deaths happen within twenty-four hours.

    If a child in Hong Kong or Japan is born alive but dies within the first 24 hours of birth, he or she is reported as a miscarriage and does not affect the country's reported infant mortality rates.

    In Switzerland and other parts of Europe, a baby born who is less than 30 centimeters long is not counted as a live birth. The U.S. counts these infants as live births.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Might be worth noting here that infant MORTALITY is climbing again in SOME states. And overall the US, worldwide SUCKS given our "position"...

    The U.S. now ranks 27 to 29th (it varies within 2 positions by year) in the world for infant mortality, compared to its previous ranking of 27th eight years ago, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Back in 1960, the country stood at No. 12 for those deaths.



    The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. A baby born in the U.S. is nearly three times as likely to die during her first year of life as one born in Finland or Japan. That same American baby is about twice as likely to die in her first year as a Spanish or Korean one.

    Despite healthcare spending levels that are significantly higher than any other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his first birthday than one born in Hungary, Poland or Slovakia. Or in Belarus. Or in Cuba,
    How much paid maternity leave do those countries get?
    Iím just guessing but I bet the countries at the top allow at least 1 parent to stay at home more weeks in their first year than the others. Tell me again how pro life people love babies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennyson View Post
    The opiate crisis is directly related to Obamacare funds to hospitals based on patient survey regarding pain. That is why the survey was taken out.
    Opioid makers gave $10 Million to drug advocacy groups

    Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released this past week by a U.S. senator.

    The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill shed light Monday on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives. Representatives of some of the drugmakers named in the report said they did not set conditions on how the money was to be spent or force the groups to advocate for their painkillers.

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    While the new report provides only a snapshot of company activities, experts said it gives insight into how industry-funded groups fueled demand for drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin, addictive medications that generated billions in sales despite research showing they are largely ineffective for chronic pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    This is just one of the adverse effects of income inequality caused by trickle down.





    https://www.vox.com/science-and-heal...ome-inequality
    The grim trend stems from a toxic mixture of more drug- and alcohol-related deaths and more heart disease and obesity in many parts of the country.
    From your own fucking quote.

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    Maternity Benefits of the top 4 countries with the lowest deaths of infants in 1st year

    Finland:

    Length Of Maternity Leave: 105 Days
    Percentage Of 70

    Japan:

    Length Of Maternity Leave: 14 Weeks
    Percentage Of Wages Paid: 67

    Portugal:

    Length Of Maternity Leave: 120 to 150 Days
    Percentage Of Wages Paid: Parental benefits paid at 100 per cent for the shorter duration of leave and 80 per cent for the longer option.

    Sweden:

    Length Of Maternity Leave: 420 Days
    Percentage Of Wages Paid: 80




    Maternity leave of the 4 countries with the worse record of infant deaths in the first year

    United States:

    Length Of Maternity Leave: 12 Weeks no national law re payment while off
    Percentage Of Wages Paid: No national program re % of wage depends on state.


    Slovakia:

    Length Of Maternity Leave: 28 Weeks
    Percentage Of Wages Paid: 55


    New Zealand:

    Length Of Maternity Leave: 14 Weeks Paid, 38 Weeks Unpaid
    Percentage Of Wages Paid: 100

    Hungary:

    Length Of Maternity Leave: 24 Weeks
    Percentage Of Wages Paid: 70[/QUOTE]
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    It was still Obamacare that tied dollars to opioids for hospitals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    If we didn't import the poor in the first place we wouldn't be in this deep with problems. Typical lib, Import massive doses pf poverty and then complain about the problems of poverty and how all the stats of the USA are falling behind .
    Nobody wants the migrant worker fruit picking jobs
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