Infant-mortality-rate sentence example
The infant mortality rate had stood at 121 per 1,000 live births.
The infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of infants under one year of age per 1,000 live births in a given population.
The overall infant mortality rate in 2002 for all races was 7.0 per 1,000 live births, which was a slight increase over the previous year.
Similarly the infant mortality rate for unmarried mothers is often more than 83 percent higher than the mortality rate for married women.
Likewise, the infant mortality rate is characteristically higher for the infants of mothers who smoke than for those of nonsmokers.Advertisement
An analysis of the data established that the rise in the infant mortality rate was concentrated in the neonatal period (less than 28 days) and primarily in the first week of life where more than half of all infants' deaths occur.
The infant mortality rate increased in the United States in 2002 for the first time since 1958, which indicates a need to examine what factors contributed to this raise.
The Netherlands was also recently found to have the highest infant mortality rate in Western Europe, which officials claim is unrelated to the relatively large percentage of births happening at home.
In 2002, the United States' infant mortality rate varied widely by race of the mother from 14.3 for infants of black mothers to 5.9 for infants of Hispanic mothers to 5.8 for infants of white mothers.
The U.S. infant mortality rate is of great concern because the United States has fallen to the twenty-second nd place among industrialized nations in infant mortality rankings.Advertisement