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 (pre-2013, see footnote).
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.
Mississippi State Department of Health. Public Health Statistics. [Year] Summary Statistics by County.
Available at: http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/statisti.htm
Updated May 2017.
Data may be unreliable if statistic is less than 20 deaths per 1,000 live births. MSDH no longer reports teen infant mortality rates by county.
Beginning with 2013 data, MSDH has replaced the "Nonwhite" category with "Black;" and county-level rates for this indicator are no longer being reported.