April 24, 2014

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Infant deaths by cause of death: US, 2009

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• Some of the leading causes of infant death in the United States include the following: birth defects; prematurity/low birthweight; sudden infant death syndrome; maternal complications of pregnancy and respiratory distress syndrome. 
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•  SIDS is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
•  RDS is Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
•  "Maternal Preg. Comp." stands for "Maternal Complications of Pregnancy."
•  Cause of death for 1996-1998 is based on the Ninth Revision, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9); cause of death for after 1998 is based on the Tenth Revision, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).
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•  National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
•  Retrieved April 24, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.

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