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Definition

Mortality rates for infants and children aged less than 5 years.

Indicator Summary

Numerator

• Number of deaths among infants (aged < 1 year)
• Number of deaths among children aged 1–4 years
• Number of deaths among children aged 0–4 years

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Denominator

• Number of live births; and
• Population aged 1–4 years; and
• Population aged 0–4 years

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Computation
No computation details
Disaggregation

2006–2008 and 2007–2009 — State and territory (total population)

2003–2007, 2004–2008 and 2005–2009 — State and territory, by Indigenous status

2007, 2008, 2009 — Nationally (infants and 0–4 years)

Disaggregations by individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. Disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.

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Calculation rules

Numerators

• Number of deaths among infants (aged < 1 year)
• Number of deaths among children aged 1–4 years
• Number of deaths among children aged 0–4 years

Denominators

• Number of live births; and
• Population aged 1–4 years; and
• Population aged 0–4 years

Disaggregation

2006–2008 and 2007–2009 — State and territory (total population)

2003–2007, 2004–2008 and 2005–2009 — State and territory, by Indigenous status

2007, 2008, 2009 — Nationally (infants and 0–4 years)

Disaggregations by individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. Disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.

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