Watch Online: America By the Numbers “Surviving Year One”

Watch Online: America By the Numbers “Surviving Year One”

Two young boys in Rochester, New York

Credit: Dawn Porter

The story of infant mortality in Rochester and what is being done about it. Watch Online

America By the Numbers “Surviving Year One”, looks at the infant mortality rate in Rochester, NY. While the U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other nation, and the biggest portion goes towards pregnancy and childbirth, the nation ranks 56th lowest in the world for infant mortality. To find out more about this critical issue, series host Maria Hinojosa visits Rochester—where babies are dying at a rate almost twice the national average, and where mothers of color are two times as likely as white mothers to lose their babies before their first birthday.

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America By the Numbers is a new documentary series that focuses on the dramatic demographic shifts currently taking place in this country. As we explore underreported stories from every corner of the nation, we reveal the human face of the biggest population change in U.S. history.

 The series is part of WXXI’s American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen Initiative. For more information go to: http://wxxi.org/grad.

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