Residents in New York might be interested in an important but disturbing report that was issued by the U.S. Center for Disease Control in 2014. According to the National Vital Statistics Report, the U.S. is lagging far behind other developed nations when it comes to the infant mortality rate.
This report suggests that Japan and Finland have the lowest infant mortality rates of all nations at 2.3 per 1000 live births. But the shockingly the U.S. rate is nearly three times as high at 6.1. This puts the U.S. behind nearly every country in Europe.