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In New York City from 1996-2000, there were 3,443 fetal deaths (>20 weeks’ gestation), 574,476 live births and 3,188 deceased infants >500 g and were born to city residents. The feto-infant mortality rate among this population was 11.5/1,000 live births plus fetal deaths (Figure 1). Maternal health and prematurity was the largest contributing area to […]

The PPOR model was applied to fetal and infant mortality data collected in New York City from 1996 to 2000. In accordance with the model, birthweight was imputed from gestational age where weight was missing, as described in the cited reference. Imputation was needed for 7.7% of spontaneous abortion records, 1.5% of infant death records […]

INTRODUCTION Consistent with the decline seen in the early 1990s, the infant mortality rate in New York City continued to decrease over the past five years from 7.8/1,000 live births in 1996 to 6.7/1,000 in 2000, exceeding the Healthy People 2000 objective of 7.0 but still higher than the Healthy People 2010 objective of 4.5/1,000. […]