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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Infant mortality per 1,000 live births

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 16-1c.

Tables

1.63a Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 1998 and 2002.

1.63b Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams, United States, 2002.

1.63c Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight 1,500-2,499 grams, United States, 2002.

1.63d Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight > 2,499 grams, United States, 2002.

1.63e Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, by State, 1998 and 2002.

1.63f Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams, by State, 2002.

1.63g Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight 1,500-2,499 grams, by State, 2002.

1.63h Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight > 2,499 grams, by State, 2002.

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

In the Linked Birth and Infant Death 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 number of deaths for infant mortality is based on a record weight from the linked birth and infant death file which adjusts for the approximately 2-3% of records each year which cannot be linked to their corresponding birth certificates.

Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. Percent of liveborn infants with low and very low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams, less than 1,500 grams).

 

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