Indicator Report - Neonatal Mortality
Why Is This Important?Neonatal deaths make up a large proportion of infant mortality and child deaths. Mortality during the neonatal period is an important indicator to measure newborn and maternal health status and medical care (pre and post delivery).
Poor reproductive health and birth outcomes are dependent on a variety of different factors. Some of these factors are well known while many others have not been identified or are less clear. Some known risk factors for having poor reproductive health and birth outcomes are pregnancy history, exposures to infections, use of medicines and exposure to chemicals in the environment, alcohol or drug use, poor medical care, chronic health problems, and smoking as well as socioeconomic factors.
Data SourcesOffice of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health.
DefinitionNeonatal: The number of deaths of children during the first 28 complete days of age, per 1,000 live births.
Post Neonatal: The number of deaths of children greater than 28 days of age to less than 1 year of age, per 1,000 live births.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 07/31/2012, Published on 08/01/2012