Newborn Mortality Rates
Posted by Laura on March 27, 2015
Definitions for Newborn Deaths/Newborn Mortality Rates
Infant deaths – any time in the first year
Neonatal deaths – liveborn death within the neonatal period. 28 days
Newborn deaths – death of a hospital liveborn infant who dies during the same admission.
Perinatal deaths – Stillborn and neonatal deaths.
Post-neonatal deaths – After the 28th day of life through the end of the first year.
Vital Statistics for Neonatal & Infant Mortality Rates
Birth certificates are used frequently for this data. The rate is times by 100,000 for use in vital statistics in the US.
ref: Horton, Loretta and Margaret Theodorakis. Calculating and Reporting Healthcare Statistics, Fourth Edition. AHIMA Press.
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