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Infant Mortality Rate
Shows the mortality rate in deaths per 1,000 live births for infants within their first year of life. The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. The infant mortality rate is an estimate of the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This rate is often used as an indicator to measure the health and well-being of a nation, because factors affecting the health of entire populations can also impact the mortality rate of infants. There are obvious differences in infant mortality by age, race, and ethnicity; for instance, the mortality rate for non-Hispanic black infants is more than twice that of non-Hispanic white infants.
Measurement Period: 2014
HP 2020 Target:Healthy People 2020 target: Reduce the infant mortality rate to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.
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