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Infant deaths due to birth defects: United States, 2017

Rate per 100,000 live births
RegionRate
Alabama152.7
Alaska143.6
Arizona113.6
Arkansas186.6
California94.1
Colorado114.9
Connecticut53.9
Delaware129.0
District of Columbia115.1
Florida122.1
Georgia128.4
Hawaii91.3
Idaho126.2
Illinois112.5
Indiana141.2
Iowa137.9
Kansas150.6
Kentucky182.6
Louisiana109.8
Maine122.0
Maryland120.0
Massachusetts76.4
Michigan123.8
Minnesota138.5
Mississippi176.7
Missouri150.6
Montana152.6
Nebraska112.3
Nevada187.4
New Hampshire**
New Jersey82.0
New Mexico105.2
New York73.7
North Carolina122.4
North Dakota130.4
Ohio131.5
Oklahoma135.4
Oregon123.8
Pennsylvania99.5
Rhode Island94.0
South Carolina110.5
South Dakota206.0
Tennessee166.6
Texas140.0
United States119.0
Utah150.3
Vermont**
Virginia105.6
Washington82.2
West Virginia198.1
Wisconsin129.3
Wyoming**
** Suppressed due to missing data or insufficient numbers.
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Healthy people 2020

  • Infant deaths due to birth defects: reduce to no more than 130 per 100,000 live births.

Footnotes

  • 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).

Source

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