September Is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

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Fortunately, most newborns grow and thrive. However, for every 1,000 babies born, 6 die during their first year. This figure, 6 deaths for every 1,000 births is referred to as the infant mortality rate. Most of these babies die as a result of:

The top five leading causes of infant mortality together accounted for about 57% of all infant deaths in the United States in 2013

Visit the CDC website for more information on infant mortality.

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Learn more about infant mortality from HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Statistics on African Americans and Infant Mortality

Statistics on American Indian/Alaska Natives and Infant Mortality

Statistics on Asian Americans and Infant Mortality

Statistics on Hispanics/Latinos and Infant Mortality

Statistics on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Infant Mortality

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