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Louisiana's High Infant Mortality Rate

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-01-23

Duration: 00:06:48

Subjects: Health Care | INFANT MORTALITY | Maternal health services | Prenatal care | Teenage pregnancy

Contributors:

  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Breazeale, Kathryn Reporter
  • Hebert, Larry Interviewee
  • Bienvenue, Jo Ann Interviewee

Description

This segment from the January 23, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on Louisiana’s high infant mortality rate, the highest rate in the nation. This report touches on the reasons for the high rate, including the state’s high teenage pregnancy rate and a lack of prenatal care. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome