Infant Deaths For Cause of Death = "All Causes. (ICD10 Codes A00-Y99)". The Infant Mortality Rate is the number of deaths of infants under one year of age per 1,000 live births. This measure is perhaps the most important and widely used indicator of mortality among infants. Not only is the infant mortality rate a measure of deaths of infants, it is also an excellent gauge for the overall health of a community, as it is associated with a wide range of social and economic factors. The infant mortality rate is calculated by dividing the number of deaths to infants under the age of 365 days occurring in a year by the number of births occurring in that same year, and multiplying by 1,000. For example, there were 307 infant deaths and 36,982 live births in Arkansas in 2001. The Infant Mortality Rate = (307 / 36,982) X 1,000 = 8.3 infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Public Health in Arkansas Communities Search. (2018).Infant Deaths 2015. Retrieved Jun 20, 2018 from PHACS database. Available from Arkansas Department of Health database.
* Health Ranking compared to other counties. This is a result of quintile ranking for
all 75 counties in Arkansas. The rankings are assigned by placing the counties
into five equal groups by the occurrence of the health indicator.
Category 5 - Highest, represents highest occurrence of the indicator/outcome
Category 4 - Higher, represents counties between the highest and
mid-range occurrence of the indicator/outcome
Category 3 - Middle, represents counties within the middle range occurrence of the
Category 2- Lower, represents counties between mid-range and lowest occurrence
of the indicator/outcome
Category 1 - Lowest, represents counties with the lowest occurrence of the