Oklahoma Infant Mortality Rate Study

The infant mortality rate for Oklahoma children whose parents dropped out of high school is much higher than mothers who finished college.

A study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows the mortality rate among the least educated mothers to be 7.6 deaths per 1000 births.

That is nearly double the 4.7 deaths of children with college-educated mothers.

The report says nearly half of the children in the state live in poor to near-poor conditions.