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Louisiana's High Infant Mortality Rate (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-01-23

Duration: 00:06:48

Subjects: Health Care | INFANT MORTALITY | Maternal health services | Prenatal care | Teenage pregnancy


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Breazeale, Kathryn Reporter
  • Hebert, Larry Interviewee
  • Bienvenue, Jo Ann Interviewee


This segment from the January 23, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on Louisiana’s high infant mortality rate, the highest rate in the nation. This report touches on the reasons for the high rate, including the state’s high teenage pregnancy rate and a lack of prenatal care. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome