Infant Mortality Rate Can Be 23 Times Higher in São Paulo’s Suburbs

The average infant mortality rate in the city was 11 for every 1,000 live births, but more than 20 in two districts and 15 in ten regions.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The neighborhood of Perdizes, in the west zone of the capital of São Paulo, records 1.1 deaths per thousand live births. In Marsilac, a rural district in the far south of the city, the rate is approximately 23 times higher: 24.6 children die before completing one year of age in each group of one thousand live births. The comparison is part of the Early Childhood Inequality Map, released . . .

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