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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Preterm birth is the birth of an infant before 37 weeks of pregnancy.In 2010, preterm-related causes of death accounted for 35% of all infant deaths. Infant Mortality White Extreme Risk Factors 19 Causes of Infant Mortality Babies weighing less than 5 lbs, 8 oz are considered low birth weight. In 2005, 9.3% of babies were born with low birth weight. Racial Differences Injury = 3 Infection = 6 Conditions Originating in the PerinatalPeriod = 46 Congenital Anomalies = 14 The Healthy People Goal is to obtain a 6.0 infant mortality rate by 2020. Presently, the National Infant Mortality Rate is 6.1 and Kalamazoo County is 6.9.* A Devastating Issue in Kalamazoo County 6.9* 6.1* * These numbers were calculated from a three year average. 7 Infant mortality rates are universal quality of life indicators. Infant mortality is the number of deaths to children under the age of one. It is measured as Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), which means the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Preterm Birth Low Birth Weight Average number of Infant Deaths per 1,000 Births Since 2000, the mortality rate in Kalamazoo County for African American infants remained three times that of Caucasian American infants. Average Number of Infant Deaths (2001-2005) 7White 9.5Hispanic 19Black
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