The number of infant deaths across the United States reached its lowest level in 2020, but in Kansas, it was associated with a 19% growth; Meanwhile, black infant deaths increased by 58 percent.
Black infant mortality in Kansas is now three and a half times the white infant mortality rate. This disparity in white and black infant deaths is relatively smaller across the United States, with the death rate among black infants being reported to be more than twice that of white infants.
Experts believe that the reason for this huge difference in the deaths of black and white babies in America lies in racial differences. In the meantime, the deaths of white and Hispanic babies are mostly caused by birth defects, while the deaths of black babies in America often originate from complications related to premature birth or low birth weight.