Infant mortality statistics from the 2008 period linked birth/infant death data set.

@article{Mathews2012InfantMS,
  title={Infant mortality statistics from the 2008 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={2012},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={1-27}
}
OBJECTIVES This report presents 2008 period infant mortality statistics from the linked birth/infant death data set (linked 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. RESULTS The U.S. infant mortality rate was 6.61 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2008, 2 percent lower than the rate of 6.75 in 2007… CONTINUE READING
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