Friday, September 5, 2008

New York, NY - City Reports Largest Decline In Infant Deaths

New York, NY - New data from the Health Department show that the city’s infant mortality rate fell reaching the lowest level ever recorded.

The 2007 rate – 5.4 deaths per 1,000 live births, down from 5.9 in 2006 – marked the sharpest one-year decline since 2001, when the city’s rate declined to 6.1 from 6.7 per 1,000 live births.
Of the 128,961 babies born in New York City in 2007, 697 died before the age of one year, 43 fewer than in 2006.

The city’s infant mortality rate remained significantly lower than that of the nation, which was 6.7 in 2006, the most recent year on record.

The city’s infant-mortality rate has fallen by half since the early 1990s. The number of local births surged by 3,455 during 2007

Source: EmaxHealth

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