mortality rates

Task 1: Infant Mortality Rates

The U.S. has higher infant mortality rates than other developed nations. In the course project, you will examine many aspects of this issue. Begin your investigation of infant mortality rates in the U.S. by gathering and analyzing statistical data.

  • Gather data about infant mortality rates in various countries. Identify five countries that have the lowest infant mortality rates and five countries that have the highest infant mortality rates.
  • Find out the infant mortality rate in the U.S. and evaluate how the U.S. ranks in comparison to your chosen countries.

Note: Using tables is a helpful approach when presenting numerical data.

Resource:

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). (2014). Infant mortality rate. Retrieved from
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world…

Task 2: Medical Causes of Infant Mortality

Using the South University Online Library, select and read five articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Environment Health, and Journal of Applied Epidemiology, on medical causes of infant mortality.

Write an annotated bibliography of the five articles, which should include a one-paragraph summary of each article. Write original summaries; do not merely copy the abstracts. In each of your summaries, include the following:

  • The study’s hypothesis or objective
  • The study’s methodological approach
  • The study’s pertinent findings and conclusions

Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2014, August 12). Infant
mortality. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfa…

Women and Children First. (2015). Leading causes of infant mortality. Retrieved
from http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.org.uk/what-we-do…

Task 3: Social, Economic, and Cultural Determinants

Using the South University Online Library, select and read five articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Epidemiology and American Journal of Public Health, on socioeconomic/cultural causes of infant mortality.

Write an annotated bibliography of the five articles, which should include a one-paragraph summary of each article. Write original summaries; do not merely copy the abstracts. In each of your summaries, include the following:

  • The study’s hypothesis or objective
  • The study’s methodological approach
  • The study’s pertinent findings and conclusions

Task 4: Analysis

Using the information gathered, write report proposing effective measures to curb infant mortality rates. Consider necessary policy changes using specific evidence from your research as a guide. Note: It may be helpful to review strategies employed by nations with low infant mortality rates.

Resource:

The PEW Charitable Trust. (2014). Evidence based policymaking: A guide for effective government. Retrieved fromhttp://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/assets/2014/11/evidencebasedpolicymakingaguideforeffectivegovernment.pdf.

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your assignment should be addressed in an 8- to 10-page document.