New Delhi: India has witnessed a steadydecline in Infant Mortality Rate over the last three years.
Closely following MP was Uttar Pradesh which had 71,69 and 67 per 100 deaths in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Madhya Pradesh along with Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthanreported above 80 infant mortality rates in the 1991 census. Infant mortality rate is defined as the probability ofa child born in a specific year or period dying beforereaching the age of one, if subject to age-specific mortalityrates of that period. The mortality rates also differ significantly betweenrural and urban areas. While in villages of India the average InfantMortality Rate is 62 per 1,000 live births, in urban areas itis 39. Bureau Report
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