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 Plurality and Birthweight, New Jersey, 2004-2008
Data Notes** The number of deaths is too small to calculate a reliable rate.
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