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Infant Health

(Data are for the U.S.)

 

Live births

  • Number of births: 3,952,841
  • Percent of births with low birthweight (less than 5.5 pounds): 8.0%
  • Percent of births that are preterm (less than 37 weeks gestation): 11.5%

Source: Births: Final Data for 2012, tables 1, 18 [PDF - 2.2 MB]

 

Mortality

  • Number of infant deaths: 24,586
  • Deaths per 100,000 live births: 614.7
  • Leading causes of infant deaths
    • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Disorders related to short gestation and low birthweight: not elsewhere classified
    • Sudden infant death syndrome

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2010, table 21 [PDF - 3.1 MB]

 

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