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Location: Arkansas
Topic: Infant mortality rates by maternal age
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Infant mortality rates by maternal age: Arkansas, 2011-2013 Average

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• In Arkansas during 2011-2013 (average), infant mortality rates (per 1,000 live births) were highest for women under age 20 (8.7) and ages 40 and older (7.8) , compared to 7.4 for all live births. 
• Of all infants born during 2011-2013 (average), 11.8% were to mothers under the age of 20, 60.7% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 26.1% were to mothers ages 30-39 years, and 1.5% 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 19, 2019, from