Infant Mortality

February 26th, 2013 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

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Even a generation ago the infant mortality rate in New Zealand was more than twice what it is today, and post WWII was a massive 30 in 1000 or so.

The gap between Maori and overall infant mortality has also declined massively, which is good.

People often think of the 1950s as some sort of glory days. It is true that they were good times for many, but we shouldn’t overlook the progress we have had since then.

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