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Infant Mortality Rate

Definition

Infant mortality rate refers to the probability of dying between birth and age one, expressed as the number of infant deaths or deaths occurring before reaching 12 months of life in a given period per 1,000 live births.

Computational formula
$$\table IMR = ( \table{\text"No. of infant deaths under one year old in a given period " / \text"total live births in a given period"}, ), 1000$$
Basic dataNumber of deaths and live births of infants under one year old
SourcePhilippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
Frequency of collectionEvery 5 years
Frequency of disseminationEvery 5 years
Temporal disaggregation Annual
Spatial disaggregationNational/Regional