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How exactly is infant mortality rate calculated?

How exactly is infant mortality rate calculated?

Infant Mortality: Infant mortality rate is the number of every 1, 000 children born alive died before the age of 1 year. IMR for US in year 2009 was 6.4. ...Read more

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Mortality (Definition)

Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people ...Read more


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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

High premature birth: Approximately 2/3 of infants dying within 12 months of birth die within a month from birth (neonatal death). 30-40% of neonatal deaths are directly related with prematurity/low birth weight and complications thereof. ...Read more

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What is the infant mortality rate from neurofibromatosis 1?

What is the infant mortality rate from neurofibromatosis 1?

Poor prognosis: Congenital generalized (disseminated) neurofibromatosis (detected prenatally) is associated with poor prognosis, with mortality rate of 92%. ...Read more

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What is the infant mortality rate from neurofibromatosis 1?

What is the infant mortality rate from neurofibromatosis 1?

Poor prognosis: Congenital generalized (disseminated) neurofibromatosis (detected prenatally) is associated with poor prognosis, with mortality rate of 92%. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the infant mortality rate of neurofibromatosis 1?

Please help! What is the infant mortality rate of neurofibromatosis 1?

Depends amt. Of nf: Congenital generalized (disseminated) neurofibromatosis (detected prenatally) is associated with a poor prognosis, with a mortality rate of 92%. Survival rates for patients detected before and after birth were 28% and 62%.However most cases of nf are focal and not disseminated without evidence of increased infantile mortality rate. In people with nf the overall decrease in life span is about 8 yrs. ...Read more

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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate? Do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate? Do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?

Prematurity: We have a higher infant mortality rate than many of the other developed countries. This is multifactorial, one of the biggest reasons is higher rate of teen pregnancy and more premature births. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of infants with maple syrup urine disease?

What is the mortality rate of infants with maple syrup urine disease?

Lots of info: Please see this website for info: www. Msud-support. Org it has lots of great information for families. ...Read more

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How can I find the mortality rate of infants with maple syrup urine disease?

How can I find the mortality rate of infants with maple syrup urine disease?

Geneticist: You can google it....I found that it has a high mortality rate if untreated but treated people can do well. You can also consult with a geneticist. It seems it would be better to focus on the survival rate with treatment rather than the mortality rate... ...Read more

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What are some ways to decrease infant mortality rates?

What are some ways to decrease infant mortality rates?

Infant mortality: Some ways to decrease infant mortality rate:
1- give vaccinations.
2- enforce car seat belt
3- back to back position of sleep
4- report child abuse
5- enforce children's proof bottles for
medicines to avoid drug poisoning
6- enforce using the lock for windows to
avoid falls
7- secure hazardus cleaning and detergent
materials. ...Read more

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Why are infant mortality rates so low in other countries but not in the U.S.?

Why are infant mortality rates so low in other countries but not in the U.S.?

Statistics: Information is gathered in many different ways; it is nearly impossible to compare health information from so many different systems; what is called a miscarriage in one country may be called fetal demise in another and infant death in a third; too bad no one can agree on definations ...Read more

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What is infant mortality?

What is infant mortality?

Infant Mortality: Infant mortality is the death of a child less than one year of age. It is measured as infant mortality rate (IMR), which is the number of deaths of children under one year of age per 1000 live births. ...Read more

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What does china do to prevent infant mortality?

What does china do to prevent infant mortality?

See below: There is a governmental focus on heath care in children, especially on preventive care. The rate of immunization in china is 80 to 90 percent far above the us rate. ...Read more

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Does optimizing a woman's health before pregnancy can help to reduce infant mortality?

Does optimizing a woman's health before pregnancy can help to reduce infant mortality?

Absolutely.: Optimal weight for height, fitness, cessation of cigarette smoking/drug/alcohol use, control of any chronic health conditions (e.g. Hypertension, ibd, diabetes mellitus, lupus, thyroid disorders, anemia, etc) and Folic Acid supplementation (1-5 mg daily throughout reproductive life) can all dramatically improve your chance to achieve a minimal risk for perinatal mortality. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of plague?

What is the mortality rate of plague?

15% with treatment: The death rate from plague is about 50% without treatment. In the United States, with treatment, the death rate drops to about 15%. Most cases are bubonic plague. For pneumonic plague, the death rate is 100% without treatment. Pneumonic plague is a bad infection and is considered fatal if treatment is not started within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Toxic strains 3-23%: Diphtheria has more & less toxic strains with impact based on toxicity. In unprotected areas the case fatality rate during epidemics in the 90's was 3-23%. See aap/red book/28ed/diphtheria. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of burkitt's lymphoma?

What is the mortality rate of burkitt's lymphoma?

Many are cured: Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) and Burkitt lymphoma (BL) are both aggressive lymphomas with a rapid rate of cell division. For patients who are able to receive intensive chemotherapy regimens and rituximab antibody, recent trials have reported sustained disease-free survival in 60-90% of patients. ...Read more

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Is there a way to improve the mortality rate for hie?

Is there a way to improve the mortality rate for hie?

Yes: Mortality from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (hie) has improved in recent years due to a variety of medical interventions, including having a skilled pediatric attendant at delivery, early recognition of hie and prompt stabilization, intensive care neonatology, and most recently hypothermia therapy. Overall, mortality rates for hie are around 20-25%. ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Significant: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the usa, and the most common cause of long-term disability. Rate of death is highly dependent on size, location, and duration of decreased blood flow, and too many variables to be specific, as each case varies. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the true mortality rate of burkits lymphoma?

Could you tell me what is the true mortality rate of burkits lymphoma?

Hard to say...: Like any other lymphoma or any other cancer, the prognosis depends heavily on staging and many other factors. For example, in patients with low stage disease the cure rate is up to 90% whereas in more advanced stages, 60-80%. Results are generally better in children than in adults. ...Read more

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Why is there still a decently high 5 year mortality rate asscociated with meningioma even it fully removed? I don't quite understand

Why is there still a decently high 5 year mortality rate asscociated with meningioma even it fully removed? I don't quite understand

How high?: 10 year survival rate is about 60%. You may consult this site for more information.
http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/meningioma/statistics ...Read more

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