Definitions: Infant deaths are defined as the death of a live-born infant before reaching one year of age. The infant mortality rate is infant deaths to women in specific age group per 1,000 live births to women in specific age group.
Race definitions (by race of mother):
The two categories for race used in this publication are white and nonwhite.
White includes such groups as Caucasian Anglo-American, Canadian, Cuban, French, Greek, Hispanic, Latin American, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Swedish, etc.
Nonwhite includes such groups as Black, African-American, American Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Filipino, and all other groups not considered as white.
Data Source: Mississippi State Department of Health. Public Health Statistics. [Year] Summary Statistics by County.
Available at: http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/statisti.htm
Data may be unreliable if statistic is less than 20 deaths per 1,000 live births.
Note: Maps use the natural break classification method, which reflects patterns
in the data by dividing the map into naturally occurring groups. Using statistical tools, this method
determines cut-off points for each group by identifying large gaps in data values.