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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Infant mortality per 1,000 live births.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 16-1c.

Tables

1.50a Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 2000.

1.50b Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 1999.

1.50c Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 1998.

1.50d Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, by state, 2000.

1.50e Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, by state, 1999.

1.50f Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, by state, 1998.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Linked Birth and Infant Death Data.

Denominator

Resident live births.

Numerator

Number of infant deaths within the first year.

Comments

All of the baseline data for this objective come from the period-linked birth and infant death data set (linked file). In the linked file, the information from the death certificate is linked to information on the birth certificate for each infant under 1 year who died during the calendar year. The purpose of linkage is to use the many variables and improve racial/ethnic reporting available from the birth certificate.

1990-based postcensal population estimates were used to calculate death rates. Future reports will present rates based on intercensal population estimates for 1998 and 1999 and bridged-race population estimates for 2000 and subsequent years.

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