One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 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 infant mortality rate stood at 87.83 deaths per 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.’
- ‘Both experience unconscionable rates of morbidity, infant mortality, and violent deaths.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The death rate and infant mortality have declined, and life expectancy has increased.’
- ‘The rate of infant mortality is eleven deaths for every one thousand live births.’
- ‘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.’
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