Infant death data are obtained from a linked birth and infant death data set. This is a valuable tool for monitoring and exploring the complex inter-relationships between infant death and risk factors present at birth. In the linked birth and infant death data set the inforamtion from the death certificate is linked to the information from the birth certificate for each infant under 1 year of age. The linked files include information from the birth certificate such as age, race, hispanic origin, and education of the parents; birth weight; period of gestation; plurality; prenatal care usage; live birth order; and maternal tobacco and alcohol use during pregnancy. In addition, the linked files contain information from the death certificate such as age at death, cause of death, and manner of death.
Infant Death Queries:
For general questions about infant death data, please contact the Center for Health Statistics at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-426-8030.