An infant is a child under one year of age. The infant mortality rate is calculated by dividing the number of infant deaths by the number of live births. We multiply the result by 1,000. In counties with relatively few people, a small number of infant deaths may have a significant effect on rates from year to year.
In New Hampshire...
The infant mortality rate was 4.1 per 1,000 live births in 2015, compared to 5.9 per 1,000 in the United States.
The total number of infant deaths was 51.0 in 2010, compared to 76.0 in 2005.
Source: Maine Bureau of Health, Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics (http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/phs/odrvs/data/index.html); New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Health Statistics and Data Management (http://nhhealthwrqs.org/); Vermont Department of Health, Agency of Human Services (http://healthvermont.gov/research/index.aspx or http://healthvermont.gov/research/index.aspx#vitalstats)
Source:: National Center for Health Statistics, Birth Data (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm)