DCSIMG

Indicator Profile of Infant Mortality Rate

Why Is This Important?

The infant death rate is a critical measure of a population's health and a worldwide indicator of health status and social well-being.

Infant Mortality Rate by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 1999-2008 (HNJ2010/HNJ2020)

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Data Notes

This is a Healthy New Jersey 2010 (HNJ2010) and 2020 (HNJ2020) objective.

Data Sources

Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registration, New Jersey Department of Health;  Linked Infant Death-Birth Database, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health;  National Center for Health Statistics; 

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Definition

Rate of death occurring under 1 year of age in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of resident deaths occurring under 1 year of age in a given year
Denominator: Number of live births to resident mothers in the same year

Page Content Updated On 04/10/13, Published on 04/10/13
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, Web: www.nj.gov/health/chs, e-mail: chs@doh.state.nj.us
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Content updated: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 04:00:50 EDT