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Table 1.67e
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, by State, 1998 and 2003
  2003 1998
State Numbera Rate Standard error Numbera Rate Standard error
United States 27,995 6.8 0.0 28,325 7.2 0.0
Alabama 515 8.6 0.4 627 10.1 0.4
Alaska 69 6.9 0.8 59 5.9 0.8
Arizona 591 6.5 0.3 588 7.5 0.3
Arkansas 327 8.7 0.5 329 8.9 0.5
California 2,800 5.2 0.1 2,994 5.7 0.1
Colorado 425 6.1 0.3 402 6.7 0.3
Connecticut 228 5.3 0.4 306 7.0 0.4
Delaware 107 9.4 0.9 100 9.5 1.0
District of Columbia 81 10.0 1.1 96 12.5 1.2
Florida 1,586 7.5 0.2 1,423 7.3 0.2
Georgia 1,152 8.5 0.3 1,027 8.4 0.3
Hawaii 138 7.6 0.6 121 6.9 0.6
Idaho 137 6.3 0.5 139 7.2 0.6
Illinois 1,406 7.7 0.2 1,538 8.4 0.2
Indiana 665 7.7 0.3 643 7.6 0.3
Iowa 217 5.7 0.4 242 6.5 0.4
Kansas 262 6.6 0.4 271 7.1 0.4
Kentucky 376 6.8 0.4 410 7.5 0.4
Louisiana 600 9.2 0.4 609 9.1 0.4
Maine 70 5.1 0.6 90 6.6 0.7
Maryland 617 8.2 0.3 616 8.6 0.3
Massachusetts 381 4.7 0.2 423 5.2 0.3
Michigan 1,124 8.6 0.3 1,097 8.2 0.2
Minnesota 324 4.6 0.3 385 5.9 0.3
Mississippi 460 10.0 0.5 434 10.1 0.5
Missouri 609 7.9 0.3 580 7.7 0.3
Montana 82 7.2 0.8 83 7.7 0.8
Nebraska 142 5.5 0.5 172 7.3 0.6
Nevada 192 5.7 0.4 205 7.1 0.5
New Hampshire 60 4.2 0.5 63 4.4 0.6
New Jersey 655 5.6 0.2 731 6.4 0.2
New Mexico 158 5.7 0.5 197 7.2 0.5
New York 1,546 6.1 0.2 1,612 6.2 0.2
North Carolina 968 8.2 0.3 1,036 9.3 0.3
North Dakota 58 7.3 1.0 70 8.8 1.1
Ohio 1,162 7.8 0.2 1,212 7.9 0.2
Oklahoma 392 7.7 0.4 419 8.5 0.4
Oregon 257 5.6 0.4 244 5.4 0.3
Pennsylvania 1,071 7.3 0.2 1,041 7.1 0.2
Rhode Island 89 6.7 0.7 91 7.2 0.8
South Carolina 464 8.3 0.4 514 9.5 0.4
South Dakota 73 6.6 0.8 95 9.2 0.9
Tennessee 728 9.2 0.3 633 8.2 0.3
Texas 2,466 6.5 0.1 2,179 6.4 0.1
Utah 250 5.0 0.3 257 5.7 0.4
Vermont 34 5.2 0.9 45 6.8 1.0
Virginia 778 7.7 0.3 719 7.6 0.3
Washington 450 5.6 0.3 456 5.7 0.3
West Virginia 156 7.5 0.6 166 8.0 0.6
Wisconsin 458 6.5 0.3 489 7.2 0.3
Wyoming 36 5.4 0.9 46 7.4 1.1

a The number of deaths for infant mortality is based on a record weight from the linked birth and infant death file that adjusts for the approximately 2-3% of records each year that cannot be linked to their corresponding birth certificates. Therefore, because of number rounding, the number of deaths for subgroups may not add to the total.

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

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