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Federal report shows drops in infant mortality, preterm birth rates.

The infant mortality rate, the preterm birth rate, and the adolescent birth rate all continued to decline, average mathematics scores increased for 4th and 8th grade students, the violent crime victimization rate among youth fell, as did the percentage of young children living in a home where someone smoked, according to the federal governmenta[euro](tm)s annual statistical report on the well-being of the nation's children and youth.

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Publication:National Institutes of Health: News and Events
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Date:Jul 13, 2012
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