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[mass noun] The death of children under the age of one year.‘the decline of infant mortality in the 20th century’[as modifier] ‘the infant mortality rate’
- ‘The infant mortality rate stood at 87.83 deaths per thousand live births.’
- ‘The rate of infant mortality is eleven deaths for every one thousand live births.’
- ‘The number of child deaths in the district contributed to one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country last year.’
- ‘One of the most sensitive indicators of a nation's health is that of infant mortality, the death rate of children under 1 year of age.’
- ‘It is only because infant mortality rates have reduced so substantially in the last century that these deaths have become a matter of comment and research.’
- ‘The neighborhood suffers high rates of infant mortality, asthma, birth defects and cancer.’
- ‘The UK's worst six constituencies for premature death and infant mortality are inside Glasgow's city boundaries.’
- ‘The infant mortality rate may be something to boast of, but death still comes early for Cuban rural workers.’
- ‘The death rate and infant mortality have declined, and life expectancy has increased.’
- ‘Both experience unconscionable rates of morbidity, infant mortality, and violent deaths.’
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