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Location: Arkansas
Topic: Infant mortality rates due to neural tube defects
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Infant mortality rates due to neural tube defects: Arkansas and US, 2010-2013 Average

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• In Arkansas during 2015-2018 (average), the infant mortality rate due to neural tube defects (NTDs) was 13.2 per 100,000 live births. 


  • Due to the change in coding of cause of death from the Ninth Revision, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) to the Tenth Revision, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) in 1999, data for 1997-1998 are modified using comparability ratios provided by the National Center for Health Statistics.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved January 18, 2022, from