Report: DC highest infant mortality rate among capital cities in wealthy countries
D.C. earns a troubling distinction after results of a new report say the city has the highest rate of infant mortality among capital cities in wealthy countries.
The new report, published by Save The Children, found that Washington, D.C.'s rate of 6.6 deaths per 1000 births in 2013 was the highest compared with 24 other major cities.
The numbers were actually an all-time low for D.C., however, were three times greater than cities like Tokyo and Stockholm.
Even more troubling, the report says a baby's chance for survival dramatically changes across D.C.'s 8 wards.
The report found that baby born in Ward 8 was ten times more likely to die at birth than those in Ward 3.