Infant mortality

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Infant mortality

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Definitions: Deaths occurring to infants under 1 year of age per 1,000 live births.
The data are reported by the place of residence, not the place of death.

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.

2006-2011 data: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Multiple Causes of Death Public Use Files for 2006-2011 CD-Rom and Births: VitalStats http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/vitalstats.htm.
2005 data: Special tabulations from CDC, NCHS, Division of Vital Statistics and Births: Final Data for 2005, National Vital Statistics Reports.
2003-2004 data: Multiple Causes of Death Public Use Files for 2003-2004 CD-Rom, National Center for Health Statistics and Births: Final Data for 2003 and 2004, National Vital Statistics Reports.
1999-2002 data: Infant Mortality Statistics from the 1999-2002 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set, National Vital Statistics Reports. Tables A, B.
1996-1998 data: Deaths, Final Data, National Vital Statistics Reports.
1990-1995 data: Advance Report of Final Mortality Statistics, 1990-1995, Monthly Vital Statistics Reports.
Note: Birth Data for the city of Miami and Jacksonville is not available for 2004 and 2005. The National Center for Health Statistics is investigating a possible data error that might have occurred. More information will be available soon.

Footnotes: Updated October 2014.
S – NCHS reporting standards not met.
N.A. – Data not available.
Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts.  Cities for which data is collected may change over time.