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Table 10 Cause-specific infant mortality rates among selected high-income countries, 1995–2005

From: Differences in perinatal and infant mortality in high-income countries: artifacts of birth registration or evidence of true differences?

Gestational age (weeks)/Birth weight (grams) Canada USA Denmark Finland Norwaya Sweden
CA Imm-rel Other CA Imm-rel Other CA Imm-rel Other CA Imm-rel Other CA Imm-rel Other CA Imm-rel Other
GA ≥22 1.32 1.12 2.19 1.40 1.66 2.93 1.41 1.07 1.54 1.27 0.98 1.30 1.11 0.39 1.92 1.16 0.51 1.62
≥28 1.16 0.20 1.65 1.27 0.27 2.25 1.37 0.32 1.37 1.24 0.20 1.07 1.08 0.11 1.32 1.11 0.13 1.27
≥32 1.04 0.10 1.52 1.14 0.14 2.04 1.29 0.16 1.30 1.14 0.09 0.98 0.99 0.05 1.15 1.00 0.06 1.12
≥37 0.72 0.06 1.30 0.80 0.08 1.73 1.05 0.10 1.13 0.81 0.04 0.82 0.69 0.04 1.00 0.67 0.03 0.93
BW ≥500 1.30 0.94 2.07 1.39 1.32 2.82 1.42 0.96 1.48 1.26 0.82 1.24 1.09 0.33 1.81 1.04 0.42 1.48
≥1,000 1.15 0.19 1.67 1.26 0.25 2.24 1.37 0.30 1.34 1.21 0.18 1.06 1.04 0.11 1.32 0.98 0.12 1.21
≥1,500 1.03 0.11 1.54 1.11 0.15 2.09 1.24 0.13 1.26 1.09 0.10 1.00 0.93 0.06 1.18 0.87 0.07 1.08
All live births 1.42 1.41 2.40 1.45 2.14 3.11 1.42 1.11 1.53 1.26 0.98 1.28 1.10 0.41 1.99 1.04 0.49 1.53
  1. Rates are expressed per 1,000 live births
  2. CA denotes congenital anomalies and Imm-rel denotes immaturity-related causes of infant death
  3. aNorway data for all BW and GA categories is from 1996–2005
  4. All calculations exclude live births with unknown birth weight and unknown gestational age
  5. ICD-10 codes used for CA: Q00-Q99
  6. ICD-10 codes used for Immaturity-related conditions: D58.9, P01.3–P01.5, P01.8–P01.9, P02.7, P05.0–P05.9, P07.0–P07.3, P10.2, P22.0–P22.9, P25.0–P25.8, P26.0–P26.9, P27.0–P27.9, P28.0–P28.9, P29.0-29.2, P29.4–P29.9, P52.0–P52.3, P57.8–P57.9, P58.0-P58.9, P59.0–P59.9, P77, P78.0, P80.0, P91.1–P91.2, P91.8, P94.1–P94.9, P96.0, P96.3–P96.5
  7. ICD-10 codes used for other conditions: rest of A000 - Y899