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Idaho: Infant mortality

An infant is a child under one year of age. The infant mortality rate is calculated by dividing the number of infant deaths by the number of live births. We multiply the result by 1,000. In counties with relatively few people, a small number of infant deaths may have a significant effect on rates from year to year.

In Idaho . . .

  • The infant mortality rate was 5.5 per 1,000 in 2014, compared to 5.8 per 1,000 in the U.S.
  • 126 infants died in 2014, compared to 127 in 1997
 

To get the most out of this indicator . . .

 

Ask questions:

 

·         Is the infant mortality rate increasing or decreasing over time?

 

Look at other indicators:

 

·         “Health: Late or no prenatal care” – Do most mothers receive adequate prenatal care?

·         “Health: Low birth weight babies” – Is there a high or low percentage of low birth weight babies?

 

Dig deeper:

 

·         Look at the county rankings for your state to see how your county compares to others.

·         Download data for your county or state to see the number of infant deaths in your county each year.

·         Find a wealth of health data at the Idaho Network of Care website.

·         The County Health Rankings website provides a set of county health indicators for every county in the nation.

·        Take a Big Picture view of your county.

·         If you have specific questions, send us an e-mail.



Note: An infant is a child under one year of age. The infant mortality rate is calculated by dividing the number of infant deaths by the number of live births. It is presented on a "per 1,000" basis.

Source: 1997-2014: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/HealthStatistics/tabid/102/Default.aspx);
1997-2014: National Center for Health Statistics, Birth Data (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm); and Death Data (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm); DATE LAST UPDATED: August 15, 2016.



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