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Unit: deaths/1,000 live births
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Infant Mortality Rate

Value: 7.4 deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: TX Counties
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
Health / Mortality Data
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the mortality rate in deaths per 1,000 live births for infants within their first year of life.
Why this is important: 
Infant mortality rate continues to be one of the most widely used indicators of the overall health status of a community. The leading causes of death among infants are birth defects, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and maternal complications during pregnancy.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the infant mortality rate to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 167 Texas counties.
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
URL of Source:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/default.shtm
URL of Data:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/vstat/vs11/t28.shtm
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

2006: 7.6 2007: 7.2 2008: 6.7 2009: 7.3 2010: 7.6 2011: 7.4

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Unit: deaths/1,000 live births
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Infant Mortality Rate

Value: 7.4 deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
Health / Mortality Data
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the mortality rate in deaths per 1,000 live births for infants within their first year of life.
Why this is important: 
Infant mortality rate continues to be one of the most widely used indicators of the overall health status of a community. The leading causes of death among infants are birth defects, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and maternal complications during pregnancy.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the infant mortality rate to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
URL of Source:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/default.shtm
URL of Data:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/vstat/vs11/t28.shtm
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

2006: 7.6 2007: 7.2 2008: 6.7 2009: 7.3 2010: 7.6 2011: 7.4

deaths/1,000 live births

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Unit: deaths/1,000 live births
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Infant Mortality Rate

Value: 7.4 deaths/1,000 live births
Healthy People 2020 Target: 6.0 deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
Health / Mortality Data
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the mortality rate in deaths per 1,000 live births for infants within their first year of life.
Why this is important: 
Infant mortality rate continues to be one of the most widely used indicators of the overall health status of a community. The leading causes of death among infants are birth defects, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and maternal complications during pregnancy.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the infant mortality rate to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
URL of Source:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/default.shtm
URL of Data:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/vstat/vs11/t28.shtm
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

2006: 7.6 2007: 7.2 2008: 6.7 2009: 7.3 2010: 7.6 2011: 7.4

deaths/1,000 live births

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