Leading causes of neonatal deaths in United States of America (2013)

  • 46% Preterm birth complications
  • 7% Intrapartum related events
  • 4% Sepsis | meningitis | tetanus
  • 26% Congenital abnormalities
  • 0% Diarrhoea
  • 1% Pneumonia
  • 17% Other conditions
Source: Liu L et al. 2014. Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality in 2000–2013: an updated systematic analysis. The Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61698-6

key indicators

4

Newborn mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births)

1.4

Annual reduction in newborn mortality rate 2000-2016 (%)

57

Proportion of under-5 child deaths that are newborn (%)

3

Stillbirth rate (deaths per 1,000 births)

99

Skilled birth attendance (%)

no data

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%)

12

Preterm birth rate (births <37 weeks per 100 live births)

14

Maternal mortality ratio (deaths per 100,000 live births)
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