The Mortality - Infant Deaths (from Linked Birth / Infant Death Records) online databases on CDC WONDER provide counts and rates for deaths of children under 1 year of age, occuring within the United States to U.S. residents. Information from death certificates has been linked to corresponding birth certificates. Data are available by county of mother's residence, child's age, underlying cause of death, gender, birth weight, birth plurality, birth order, gestational age at birth, period of prenatal care, maternal race and ethnicity, maternal age, maternal education and marital status. Data are available since 1995. The data are produced by the National Center for Health Statistics.
CDC WONDER: Mortality - Infant Deaths
Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Agency Program URL: http://wonder.cdc.gov/
Data Series Location: http://wonder.cdc.gov/lbd.html
Subject: Population Statistics
Date Released: Sep 1, 1995
Date Updated: Jul 9, 2009
Collection Frequency: Annually
Coverage Period Start: Jan 1, 1995Converted from “1995”.
Coverage Period End: Dec 31, 2005Converted from “2005”.
Unit of Analysis: death
Geographic Scope: United States (USA)
Geographic Granularity: County
Technical Documentation: http://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/help/WONDER-API.html
Data Dictionary: http://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/help/lbd.html
Collection Instrument: http://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/help/lbd.html