Leading Causes of Infant Death


by Steven Davies on May 27, 2013 | Views: 110 | Score: 0
Congenital Malformation (Birth Defects)20
Short Gestation and Low Birthweight17
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)8
Maternal Complications of Pregnancy6
Unintentional Injuries4
Cord and Placental Complications4
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)3
Intrauterine Hypoxia and Birth Asphyxia1
Pneumonia and Influenza1
All Other Causes36
Sources: hrsa.gov
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Steven Davies
Steven Davies on May 27, 2013 6:54 PM said:

In 2007, the leading cause of infant death was birth defects, followed by a short gestation period and low birthweight. Cause of death from intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia decreased from 13% in 1970 to 1% in 2007, owing to advancements in medical technology.