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.