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Rates of the leading causes of infant death in the U.S. 2018

This statistic shows the rates of the 10 leading causes of infant death in the United States in 2018. In that year, the most significant causes of infant death were congenital malformations with 118 deaths per 100,000 live births of the United States.

Rates of the 10 leading causes of infant death in the United States in 2018 (per 100,000 live births)*

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Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* A total of 21,467 deaths occurred in children under age 1 year in the United States in 2018, with an infant mortality rate of 566.2 infant deaths per 100,000 live births. The 10 leading causes of infant death in 2018 accounted for 67.6% of all infant deaths in the United States. A total of 22,335 infant deaths occurred in 2017, with an infant mortality rate of 579.3 infant deaths per 100,000 live births. Rankings for 2018 data were the same as in 2017. Causes of death are ranked according to number of deaths. Data table for Figure 4 includes the number of deaths under age 1 year for leading causes of infant death.

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