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Infant Mortality Configuration Selection

Infant mortality is defined as the death of an infant under one year of age. Neonatal mortality is the death of an infant age 0 to 27 days, and postneonatal mortality, an infant age 28 to 364 days. The Infant Mortality Rate is most often calculated as infant deaths in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year (death period method). This NM-IBIS query module uses the "death period" method. Infant mortality may also be calculated as deaths of infants born in a given year per 1,000 infants born in that year. That method of calculating infant mortality is called the birth cohort method.

Data Notice/Alert

{{class RedText The underlying cause of death on 13 infant death records in the 2016 data year was changed from "Other Injury Causes" (ICD-10 code Y33 or Y34) to "Sudden, Unexpected Infant Death" (R99). This change was made to the NM-IBIS mortality dataset on January 10, 2018. }}

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Content updated: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:38:17 MST