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Mississippi Child Deaths

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A Mississippi state panel says more than one-fifth of all childhood deaths in the state could have been prevented.

The child death review panel looked at 229 of the 610 child deaths reported in 2011.

It found that 134 of those deaths, about 22%, were preventable.

95 of the children were less than a year old.

58 of those babies were found in an unsafe sleep environment.

75 of the deaths were the result of motor vehicle accidents.

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