Infant Mortality

Infant mortality is the death of a child less than one year of age. Figure 8.3 below illustrates how rates of infant mortality have changed in Devon since 1999-2001. Three year rolling averages are used because of the low numbers. Although the rates have fluctuated over time, the overall Devon trend is decreasing. This decrease is however at a slower pace than in England and Wales overall.

Figure 8.3 Infant mortality rates (per 1,000 live births) in Devon for three-year periods between 1999 and 2013

Figure 8.3
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Source: National Compendium of Clinical Indicators, Adapted from data from the Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0