Table 102-0507 123518
Infant deaths and mortality rates, by age group, Canada, provinces and territories
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Geography, place of residence 1314 = Canada, place of residence
Characteristics 6810111216 = Number of deaths
by Age at time of death; Geography, place of residence= Canada, place of residence; Characteristics= Number of deaths
Infant deaths and mortality rates, by age group, Canada, provinces and territories, annual
Age at time of death 45 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
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Total infant deaths, age at time of death, under 1 year 1,911 1,872 1,902 1,849 1,818
Neonatal, age at time of death, 0 to 27 days 7 1,396 1,404 1,445 1,384 1,366
Neonatal, age at time of death, under 1 day 931 965 973 942 907
Neonatal, age at time of death, 1 to 6 days 234 221 215 218 233
Neonatal, age at time of death, 7 to 27 days 231 218 257 224 226
Post-neonatal, age at time of death, 1 to 11 months 9 515 468 457 465 452
Post-neonatal, age at time of death, 1 to 2 months 244 204 204 226 211
Post-neonatal, age at time of death, 3 to 5 months 150 145 139 122 130
Post-neonatal, age at time of death, 6 to 11 months 121 119 114 117 111

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Sources: Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics, Birth and Death Databases
Mortality rate calculations in this table use live births in the calendar year instead of the Demography Division's under one year of age population estimate (Appendix 1).
Death refers to the permanent disappearance of all evidence of life at any time after a live birth has taken place. Stillbirths are excluded.
Age, in the case of infant deaths, corresponds to the completed number of months (or minutes, hours, or days) since birth.
Infant death is the death of a child under one year of age.
Infant death rate is the number of infant deaths during a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year.
Neonatal death is the death of a child under 4 weeks of age (0 to 27 days).
Neonatal mortality rate is the number of neonatal deaths during a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year.
Post-neonatal death is the death of a child under one year of age but at least 28 days old (28 to 364 days).
Post-neonatal mortality rate is the number of post-neonatal deaths during a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year.
The mortality rate represents the number of deaths in a particular age group during a given year per 1,000 live births in the same calendar year.
Live birth is the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception which, regardless of the duration of pregnancy, subsequently breathes or shows any other evidence of life.
The geographic distribution of deaths in this table is based on the deceased's usual place of residence.
Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (excluding Nunavut) came into existence on April 1, 1999. Data for these two territories are shown combined and separated for 1999 and separated from 2000 on. Historical data prior to 1999 are shown for the two territories combined as the "Northwest Territories including Nunavut" series; it was terminated in 1999. The vital statistics data that pertain to these territories for 1999 were previously published on the basis of the legal definition of each territory, as per the date of the event. Vital events for Nunavut that occurred before April 1, 1999 were tabulated with those of the Northwest Territories; only those events that occurred from April 1, 1999 on were tabulated separately. See the paper versions of the following publications for data year 1999: catalogue numbers 84F0001XPB, 84F0210XPB, 84F0211XPB, 84F0208XPB and 84F0209XPB.
Northwest Territories excluding Nunavut.
The following standard symbols are used in this Statistics Canada table: (..) for figures not available for a specific reference period, (...) for figures not applicable and (x) for figures suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act.
The category "Unknown province or territory" refers to deaths of residents of Canada with province or territory of residence unknown. Starting with the 2010 data year, province or territory of residence is imputed where unknown.
For reference year 2011, data were initially released on September 25, 2013, but revised December 10, 2015 to address previous undercoverage of deaths.

Source:  Statistics Canada. Table  102-0507 -  Infant deaths and mortality rates, by age group, Canada, provinces and territories, annual,  CANSIM (database). (accessed: )
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