Infant Deaths

CountyRanking (1-5)Value
Arkansas2386.10
Ashley10
Baxter2606.06
Benton3658.68
Boone3655.02
Bradley3735.29
Calhoun10
Carroll3662.25
Chicot3689.66
Clark10
Clay4793.65
Cleburne10
Cleveland10
Columbia3714.29
Conway10
Craighead4833.91
Crawford4903.23
Crittenden2527.70
Cross4869.57
Dallas51,408.45
Desha3609.76
Drew52,074.69
Faulkner3648.51
Franklin2497.51
Fulton51,834.86
Garland2264.78
Grant10
Greene51,301.12
Hempstead3626.96
Hot Spring4884.96
Howard2552.49
Independence3632.91
Izard51,666.67
Jackson2500
Jefferson2330.03
Johnson2275.48
Lafayette10
Lawrence52,116.40
Lee10
Lincoln51,801.80
Little River3684.93
Logan4803.21
Lonoke41,150.63
Madison51,515.15
Marion51,369.86
Miller4866.55
Mississippi2503.36
Monroe10
Montgomery10
Nevada10
Newton10
Ouachita2338.98
Perry10
Phillips51,311.48
Pike51,754.39
Poinsett3653.59
Polk2434.78
Pope2261.78
Prairie41,190.48
Pulaski4934.08
Randolph10
Saline41,156.91
Scott10
Searcy51,351.35
Sebastian4852.62
Sevier3740.74
Sharp10
St. Francis4940.44
Stone53,333.33
Union3609.76
Van Buren41,242.24
Washington3649.35
White51,394.42
Woodruff51,298.70
Yell41,038.06

Description

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.

Source/Citation

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Public Health in Arkansas Communities Search. (2017).Infant Deaths 2015. Retrieved Aug 18, 2017 from PHACS database. Available from Arkansas Department of Health database.


Ranking Information

* 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 1 - Highest, represents highest occurrence of the indicator/outcome

Category 2 - 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 indicator/outcome

Category 4 - Lower, represents counties between mid-range and lowest occurrence of the indicator/outcome

Category 5 - Lowest, represents counties with the lowest occurrence of the indicator/outcome

2017 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Public Health in Arkansas' Communities Search