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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.

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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)