March of Dimes March of Dimes Peristats


2013 Infant Mortality & 2014 BRFSS Data

PeriStats has been updated with 2013 infant mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Infant mortality data links birth certificate information to each infant who dies in the United States under the age of one. PeriStats provides infant mortality information for the US, states, counties, and cities.

The updated infant mortality topics include:

      • Infant mortality rates
      • Age at infant death
      • Leading causes of infant death

Peristats has also been updated with 2014 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). The BRFSS is a nationwide telephone based survey that annually collects information on health risk behaviors. PeriStats displays BRFSS information for the US and individual states.

The updated BRFSS topics include:

Women of child-bearing age:

      • Smoking
      • Obesity
      • Binge drinking


      • Smoking