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Commentary
  • Infant mortality (i.e. deaths under one year of age) is commonly viewed as an important indicator of the general health and wellbeing of a population and has a large influence on life expectancy at birth. A high infant mortality rate lowers life expectancy, while a low infant mortality rate contributes to increased life expectancy (ABS 2010).
  • The infant mortality rate for ACT babies fluctuated over the period 2006 to 2016 at between 2.3 and 5.1 per 1,000 live births. Fluctuations in the infant mortality rate occur due to the very small number of infant deaths in the ACT each year.

References

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010) Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010. Cat. no. 1370.0. Canberra: ABS

Data

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Codes & Sources

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011) 3303.0 Causes of Death, Australia 2011. Appendix 4: Avoidable mortality. Canberra, ABS.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016) 3303.0 Causes of Death, Australia 2014. Canberra, ABS.

The data is presented by the ACT Government for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. The ACT Government has taken great care to ensure the information in this report is as correct and accurate as possible. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Differences in statistical methods and calculations, data updates and guidelines may result in the information contained in this report varying from previously published information.

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