Neonatal Mortality Rates

Neonatal mort ality rates, according to race, geographic division, and State: United States, average annual 198082, 198587, and 199092 [Data are based on the National Vital Statistics System]


 
Geographic division                  All races                 White(1)               Black(1)
     and State               1980-82 1985-87 1990-92  1980-82 1985-87 1990-92 1980-82 1985-87 1990-92

 
Neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births
United States ..............   8.1     6.7     5.6      7.0     5.7     4.6     14.1   12.4    11.2
 Mountain ..................   6.6     5.5     4.5      6.5     5.3     4.3     13.4   11.7    10.3 
  Montana ..................   6.8     5.1     3.6      6.7     4.7     3.4        *      *       * 
  Idaho ....................   5.9     6.4     5.0      6.0     6.3     4.9        *      *       * 
  Wyoming ..................   6.7     6.1     3.7      6.7     6.2     3.6        *      *       * 
  Colorado .................   6.3     5.6     4.7      6.1     5.3     4.3     11.5   11.8    10.7 
  New Mexico................   6.6     5.6     4.7      6.8     5.4     4.7    *13.0  *14.4   *11.7 
  Arizona ..................   7.1     5.8     5.1      7.1     5.5     4.7     14.5   12.7    11.9 
  Utah .....................   6.4     4.9     3.5      6.4     4.9     3.5        *      *       * 
  Nevada ...................   6.5     4.9     4.0      6.0     4.6     3.6    *13.8  *10.3     8.3
 


Notes: Neonatal deaths are those that occur before the 28th day of life. (1)Deaths are tabulated by race of decedent; live births are tabulated by race of mother. *Data for States with fewer than 5,000 live births for the 3-year period are considered unreliable. Data for States with fewer than 1,000 live births are considered highly unreliable and are not shown.

Source: Health United States, 1994 on Publications from the National Center for Health Statistics CD-ROM Table 25. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics: Data computed by the Division of Health and Utilization Analysis from data compiled by the Division of Vital Statistics.

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