By Age: Birth and Newborn


A newborn baby is called a "neonate" for the first 28 days of life. This first month is a relatively high risk period for babies.

Death rates: The overall infant (<1 year) death rate is 0.706% or 1-in-141. This rate is higher in the first 28 days and reduces to 0.188% or 1-in-531 after the neonatal period.

Top Ten Causes of Death:

For neonatal infants aged less than 28 days, the top ten causes of death in USA 1999 were:

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