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Neonatal Mortality by Leading Causes of Death, Rate, New Jersey, 2000-2004 to 2017-2021

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Why Is This Important?

Mortality during the neonatal period accounts for a large proportion of child deaths, and is considered to be a useful indicator of maternal and newborn neonatal health and care.[ ^1^]


Neonatal mortality is the death of an infant before 28 days of age. The neonatal mortality rate is the number of neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births. Infant mortality is death within the first year of life. It is divided into two components: death before the 28th day of life is neonatal mortality; death between 28 days and one year is postneonatal mortality.

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of resident deaths occurring under 28 days of age
  • Denominator:

    Number of live births to resident mothers

Related Health Objectives and Indicators

Environmental Public Health Tracking Indicator RBO-15

Description: Infant, neonatal, postneonatal, and perinatal mortality rates

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Health Topic Pages Related to: Neonatal Mortality

Indicator Data Last Updated On 11/15/2023, Published on 06/12/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (