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December 7, 2013 5:54 PM

Black infant mortality rate in Kansas triple that for whites

Jerissa Roundtree lost her daughter 20 years ago, but the grief hasn’t faded. “I took two little outfits to the hospital,” she said. “You’re never expecting to not bring both of your babies home." Roundtree’s twins, Avree and Avana, were born April 17, 1993, at 32 weeks. They were a little more than 4 pounds each. Their story is not unlike those of other black families in Kansas.

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