Infant mortality statistics from the 2004 period linked birth/infant death data set.

@article{Mathews2007InfantMS,
  title={Infant mortality statistics from the 2004 period linked birth/infant death data set.},
  author={Thomas J. Mathews and Marian F MacDorman},
  journal={National vital statistics reports : from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 14},
  pages={1-32}
}
OBJECTIVES This report presents 2004 period infant mortality statistics from the linked birth/infant death data file by a variety of maternal and infant characteristics. The linked file differs from the mortality file, which is based entirely on death certificate data. METHODS Descriptive tabulations of data are presented and interpreted. Excluding rates by cause of death, the infant mortality rate is now published with two decimal places. RESULTS The U.S. infant mortality rate was 6.78… CONTINUE READING

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