Summary of “American kids are 70 percent more likely to die early than kids in other rich countries”

A child born in the United States has a 70 percent greater chance of dying before adulthood than kids born into other wealthy, democratic countries, a new study has found.
The research, published in the journal Health Affairs on Monday, shows that the United States lags far behind peer countries on child health outcomes.
The study comes out three months after Congress allowed funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program – which provides insurance to nine million low-income kids – to expire.
Infants in the US have a 76 percent higher risk of death than in other wealthy nations Between 2001 and 2010, researchers found that the risk of death in the United States was 76 percent higher for infants than in peer countries.
The new Health Affairs study compared the United States to 19 other wealthy, democratic countries including Canada, Australia, France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Teenagers in the United States are 82 times more likely to die from gun homicide Teenagers also have significantly poorer outcomes in the United States.
Perhaps most startling, children between the ages of 15 and 19 are 82 times more likely to die from gun homicide in the United States than in peer countries.
US teenagers are twice as likely to die in car accidents than their peers abroad. Kids are dying in the United States more than other countries.

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