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QuickStats: Average Infant Mortality Rate,* by Month — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2010–2014

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* Infant mortality rate = number of deaths of infants aged <1 year per 1,000 live births.

During 2010–2014, the infant mortality rate averaged approximately 6.00 infant deaths per 1,000 live births each month. The infant mortality rate peaked in February and April at approximately 6.30 and was lowest from July to September with approximately 5.71 infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
Source: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, 2010–2014, Mortality and Births. CDC Wonder online database. and

Reported by: Lee Anne Flagg, PhD,, 301-458-4699; Arialdi Minino, MPH.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Average Infant Mortality Rate, by Month — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2010–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:1281. DOI:

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