Indicator Profile of Neonatal Mortality Rate
Why Is This Important?Neonatal mortality is an important indicator of newborn and maternal health status and medical care (pre- and post-delivery).
Neonatal Mortality Rate by County of Residence, New Jersey, 2004-2008
Data Notes** 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.
Data SourcesNew Jersey Birth Certificate Database, Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration, New Jersey Department of Health; Linked Infant Death-Birth Database, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health;
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DefinitionRate 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
Page Content Updated On 07/02/12, Published on 07/12/12