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September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month
Preterm birth, or being born too early (before 37 weeks of pregnancy), is the biggest contributor to infant death. In 2013, about one third (36%) of infant deaths were due to preterm-related causes. Black infants, preterm-related causes of death rates are three times higher than those of non-Hispanic white infants. Other contributors to infant mortality include:
- Low weight at birth
- Birth defects
- Pregnancy complications for the mother
- Sudden unexpected infant death and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- Accidents (unintentional injuries)