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Infant Mortality

This indicator shows the mortality rate in deaths per 1,000 live births for infants within their first year of life.

Infant Mortality

6.15
4.2
Comparison: U.S. Value 

4.2

deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Douglas

Data Source: Douglas County Health Department, Vital Statistics and U.S. Value - CDC National Vital Statistics Report
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Mortality Data
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the U.S. value for the latest year the U.S. value is available, 2010.
Note: the comparison measurement period (2010) does not match the measurement period of the value.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: October 2013

Why is this important?

Infant mortality rate continues to be one of the most widely used indicators of the overall health status of a community. The leading causes of death among infants are birth defects, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and maternal complications during pregnancy.

The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the infant mortality rate to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Infant Mortality : Time Series

2006: 6.8 2007: 7.6 2008: 5.2 2009: 5.3 2010: 6.1 2011: 5.3 2012: 4.2

deaths/1,000 live births

Infant Mortality

Comparison: Prior Value 

4.2

deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Douglas

Data Source: Douglas County Health Department, Vital Statistics and U.S. Value - CDC National Vital Statistics Report
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Mortality Data
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: October 2013

Why is this important?

Infant mortality rate continues to be one of the most widely used indicators of the overall health status of a community. The leading causes of death among infants are birth defects, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and maternal complications during pregnancy.

The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the infant mortality rate to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Infant Mortality : Time Series

2006: 6.8 2007: 7.6 2008: 5.2 2009: 5.3 2010: 6.1 2011: 5.3 2012: 4.2

deaths/1,000 live births

Infant Mortality

Target Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

4.2

deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Douglas

Healthy People 2020 Target: 6.0 deaths/1,000 live births
Data Source: Douglas County Health Department, Vital Statistics and U.S. Value - CDC National Vital Statistics Report
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Mortality Data
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: October 2013

Why is this important?

Infant mortality rate continues to be one of the most widely used indicators of the overall health status of a community. The leading causes of death among infants are birth defects, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and maternal complications during pregnancy.

The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the infant mortality rate to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Infant Mortality : Time Series

2006: 6.8 2007: 7.6 2008: 5.2 2009: 5.3 2010: 6.1 2011: 5.3 2012: 4.2

deaths/1,000 live births