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Infant mortality in Mississippi

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Infant deaths are defined as the death of a live-born infant before reaching one year of age. The infant mortality rate is infant deaths to women in specific age group per 1,000 live births to women in specific age group. Infant Mortality Rates are aggregated over a period of five years (such as 2007-2011, 2006-2010, etc).

Data Source

Mississippi State Department of Health. Public Health Statistics. [Year] Vital Statistics.

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Updated August 2021.
Five-year averages are provided by the state to provide stability for small population areas (i.e., rural areas).

Last Updated

August 2021