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Infant Deaths, U.s.
1995, 1996

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(Source: National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)

 19951996
Total under 1 year: 31,000 28,900
Under 28 days: 19,630 18,250
28 days to 11 mos: 11,450 10,590
Certain gastrointestinal: 240 170
Pheumonia and influenza: 450 370
Congenital abnormalities: 6,750 6,010
Disorders relating to short gestation and low birthweight 3,880 3,390
Birth trauma 180 220
Intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia 520 490
Respiratory distress syndrome 1,460 1,170
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period 7,820 7,760
SIDS 3,370 2,900
All other causes 6,410 6,360



*Note: Data are provisional, estimated from a 10% sample of deaths for a 12-month period ending in Feb. of the year cited.

** Total births for 1995 (provisional): 3,900,089. Total births for 1996 not yet available.


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