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Lucero Barrios, right, with her daughter Monserrat, 7 months old, at their home in Arvada. Barrios is Latina and a new mother — circumstances that place her squarely in a group of people affected by a shocking reality in Colorado: A Hispanic baby born in this state is 63 percent more likely than a white baby to die in the first year of life.

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Losing Ground: Health care disparities alarming

In Colorado, blacks and Hispanics face markedly higher infant mortality rates than whites

Lucero Barrios is Latina and a new mother. These are circumstances that place her squarely in a group of people affected by a shocking reality in Colorado: A Hispanic baby born in this state is 63 percent more likely than a white baby to die in the first year of life.

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