Infant mortalityInfant mortality is the death of infants in the first year of life. Major causes of infant mortality include congenital malformation, infection and SIDS.
Related statistical categories:
- Neonatal mortality only includes deaths in the first 27 days of life.
- Post-neonatal death only includes deaths after 28 days of life but before one year.
- Child mortality includes deaths within the first five years.