Child deaths 'disproportionately high' among poor

Child deaths are "disproportionately" high among the poorest families in the UK, a group of leading children's doctors has said.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) also found that British children were at a higher risk of premature death than children in other parts of Western Europe.

The RCPCH report also hit out at politicians for offering "piecemeal" solutions to the problem of infant mortality.

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Child deaths 'disproportionately high' among the poor

Child deaths are "disproportionately" high among the poor, a group of leading children's doctors has said. Their report also says British children are more likely to die prematurely than their peers elsewhere in Western Europe.