Infant Mortality in Oklahoma
Oklahoma's infant mortality rate (IMR), infant deaths per 1,000 live births, has consistently remained above the national rate. However, there has been improvement. Oklahoma's IMR declined from 8.5 in 2007 to 7.5 in 2012 resulting in 72 babies saved. Pre-term births, those occurring before 37 completed weeks of gestation, decreased to 13.0% in 2012, down from 13.5% in 2007, equal to 567 fewer pre-term infants. Other primary measures have also shown improvement as depicted on the "Preparing for a Lifetime, It's Everyone's Responsibility" 2013 Snapshot.
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