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Topic: Infant mortality rates by maternal age
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Infant mortality rates by maternal age: United States, 2011-2013 Average

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• In the United States during 2011-2013 (average), infant mortality rates (per 1,000 live births) were highest for women under age 20 (8.6) and ages 40 and older (7.7) , compared to 6.0 for all live births. 
• Of all infants born during 2011-2013 (average), 7.8% were to mothers under the age of 20, 51.6% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 37.6% were to mothers ages 30-39 years, and 3.0% were to mothers ages 40 and older. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Infant deaths: reduce to no more than 6 per 1,000 live births.


  • An infant death occurs within the first year of life.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved November 27, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.