infant mortality


: the number of infants who die each year
The government is trying to reduce infant mortality.

Examples of infant mortality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the 2018 infant mortality rate for Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders was twice as high as for white babies, and also higher than Asian infants’ death rate. Usha Lee McFarling, STAT, 21 Nov. 2023 The state’s infant mortality rate is higher than the national average, and Black infants die at twice the rate of white ones. Amy Yurkanin |, al, 1 Aug. 2023 Prior to the latest increase, infant mortality rates had declined 22% between 2002 and 2021. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2023 And infant mortality has remained stubbornly high in Gaza. Yara M. Asi, Fortune, 14 Oct. 2023 By contrast, the infant mortality rates of both white and Native American and Alaska Native babies increased by statistically significant amounts last year. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 2 Nov. 2023 Because the number of babies born in the U.S. varies from year to year, researchers instead calculate rates to better compare infant mortality over time. CBS News, 1 Nov. 2023 And so that will also contribute to infant mortality because once those infants are born, they're counted in these numbers. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 31 Oct. 2023 Arkansas has the seventh lowest life expectancy and third highest infant mortality rate nationally, in addition to high levels of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Alex Thomas, Arkansas Online, 22 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Infant mortality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

infant mortality

: the rate of deaths occurring in the first year of life
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