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infant mortality

Maddie McGarvey / for NPR

Democratic lawmakers want to bring baby boxes to Tennessee. The cardboard cribs would broaden local efforts to reduce the region's high rate of infant mortality.

Maddie McGarvey for NPR

Davidson County is marking a steep drop in infant sleep deaths. The number of infants who suffocated while sleeping dropped 29 percent in one year. So called "sleep-related deaths" dipped to 15 in 2016, representing one in five of all infant deaths.