Infant mortality by race

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Infant mortality by race

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Number of deaths to infants under one year of age per 1,000 live births to women of all races and for the specified race category (i.e., white or African American/Other). The Alabama Department of Public Health does not disaggregate the “African American/Other Race” category in its published reports.








Data Source: Alabama Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics. County Health Profiles (2008-2011).

 

 






Footnotes:

Depending on the county and the specific indicator, percentages and rates are sometimes computed using a small number of cases. Since measurement error is potentially higher when the number of events is small and the resulting rates/percentages are not as stable as those based on larger numbers, caution should be exercised in using data based on limited numbers.