Tulsa's infant mortality rate is higher than the national average

Monday, August 8th 2005, 6:29 am
By: News On 6

A nine-year study concludes Tulsa County's infant mortality rate exceeds the national average. It blames two reasons.

One, women are not in good health before conceiving. And two, they do not receive quality prenatal care. The report shows Oklahoma's rate as 8.1 deaths per thousand live births. The national rate is seven deaths per thousand live births.

Tulsa County has about 9,300 births a year.