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Infant and Child Mortality - Number of deaths (age birth to 19) in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

Infant and child mortality rates are an important indicator of overall child health, and signal to the continued need for public policy addressing preventable child deaths.

High infant and child mortality rates are deeply concerning and can point to gaps in public policy or underlying problems such as poor access to prenatal care and health care services, violence or injury.
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Definition and Source



Infant mortality includes the number of deaths of children under 1 year of age.

Child mortality includes the number of deaths from all causes, children ages 1 to 19.

Data Source

Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Health Statistics and Research. Pennsylvania Vital Statistics annual report series. The Pennsylvania Department of Health specifically disclaims responsibility for any analyses, interpretations, or conclusions.

Last Updated

January 2024