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Last updated 10/11/2007 at Noon

The data on infant mortality for 2006 published by the United Nations show that Iceland is lowest at 2.9 deaths per thousand births and the United States is 33rd at 6.2. The countries of Europe are in between.

The study points out, however, that the methodology of Japan and Europe is quite different from that used in the US. For example, stillborn babies are not counted there but are in the US. The study states the actual difference is less than reported and in no way demonstrates a deficiency in medical care in the US.

Also, a UN life expectancy study for 2006 shows Japan as No. 1 with 8...

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