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Infant deaths by cause of death: United States, 2013

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• Some of the leading causes of infant death in the United States include the following: birth defects; prematurity/low birthweight; sudden infant death syndrome; maternal complications of pregnancy and respiratory distress syndrome. 

Footnotes

  • SIDS is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • RDS is Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
  • Maternal Preg. Comp. stands for "Maternal Complications of Pregnancy."
  • 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 December 03, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.