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Location: Iowa
Topic: Infant deaths due to maternal complications of pregnancy
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Infant deaths due to maternal complications of pregnancy: Iowa, 2015-2017 Average

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• In Iowa during 2015-2017 (average), the infant mortality rate due to maternal complications of pregnancy was 26.4 per 100,000 live births. 
• This accounted for 5.1% of all infant death in Iowa during 2015-2017 (average). 


  • 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).
  • Data after 2001 are impacted by cause of death coding changes for maternal complications of pregnancy and not comparable to earlier years


  • National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved September 21, 2020, from