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Topic: Infant deaths due to birth defects
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Infant deaths due to birth defects: United States, 2003-2013

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• In the United States in 2013, the infant mortality rate due to birth defects was 121.5 per 100,000 live births. 
• This accounted for 20.4% of all infant deaths in the United States in 2013. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Infant deaths due to birth defects: reduce to no more than 130 per 100,000 live births.

Footnotes

  • Cause of death for 1996-1998 is based on the Ninth Revision, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9); cause of death for after 1998 is based on the Tenth Revision, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved July 25, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.