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Infant Mortality Rate

This indicator shows the mortality rate in deaths per 1,000 live births for infants within their first year of life.

Infant Mortality Rate

6.0
9.1
Comparison: TX Counties 

7.4

deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement Period: 2011

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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Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Mortality Data
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 167 Texas counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013
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Why is this 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.

Infant Mortality Rate : Time Series

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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Infant Mortality Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

7.4

deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

View Every County

Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Mortality Data
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.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Why is this 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.

Infant Mortality Rate : Time Series

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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Infant Mortality Rate

Target Not Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

7.4

deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

View Every County

Healthy People 2020 Target: 6.0 deaths/1,000 live births
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Mortality Data
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Why is this 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.

Infant Mortality Rate : Time Series

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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