Infant Mortalityenvironmental public health tracking

Purpose

To understand and monitor infant mortality in Rhode Island.

Key Information

Causes of death of infants aged less than a year among Rhode Island maternal residents.

Rhode Island Numbers

Definitions

  • Infant deaths are those that occur within the first year of life.
  • Neonatal deaths are infant deaths that occurred prior to the 28th day of life.
  • Postneonatal deaths are infant deaths that occurred between the 28th day and the end of the first year of life.