** The number of deaths is too small to calculate a reliable rate.
The fetus and young child may be particularly susceptible to harmful effects of environmental contaminants. However specific
health effects that may be attributable to environmental exposures are not well understood, and evidence is often contradictory.
For this reason, it is useful to track indicators of overall childhood health in a population -- such as mortality -- as part
of an Environmental Public Health Tracking system.
Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health;
Linked Infant Death-Birth Database, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health;
Rate of death occurring before 28 days of age in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year
Infant mortality is death within the first year of life. It is divided into two components: death before the 28th day of life
is neonatal mortality; death between 28 days and one year is postneonatal mortality.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of resident deaths occurring under 28 days of age in a given year
Number of live births to resident mothers in the same year
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