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Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

Updated | Oct 10th, 2022 @ 1:07pm CDT

Source: Chipola Healthy Start

We would like to recognize, honor, and celebrate the history and cultures of the Tribal Nations. As a Healthy Start Coalition, we wanted to tie our information on Infant Loss in comparison with native children. It rings true, #EveryChildMatters .

Here are some facts on Infant Loss in the Indigenous community:

•American Indian/Alaska Natives have almost twice the infant mortality rate as non-Hispanic whites.

•American Indian/Alaska Native infants are 2.7 times more likely than non-Hispanic white infants to die from accidental deaths before the age of one year.

•American Indian/Alaska Native infants are 50 percent more likely to die from complications related to low birthweight as compared to non-Hispanic white infants.

•In 2019, American Indian/Alaska Native mothers were almost three times as likely to receive late or no prenatal care as compared to non-Hispanic white mothers.

•American Indian/Alaska Native mothers are 70 percent more likely to smoke during pregnancy as compared to non-Hispanic white mothers.

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