What Is Infant Mortality Rate? - Definition, Causes & History


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The acronym SIDS stands for:

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1. The number of infant deaths in a single year out of every 1,000 live births that year refers to the:

2. Experts use the number of infant deaths to help measure which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Not an easy subject but an important one, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of infant mortality. Concepts you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what SIDS stands for as well as knowing some common causes of modern infant mortality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how well you understand the following:

  • What infant death rate can help measure
  • Causes of infant mortality today
  • Pattern of today's infant mortality rates

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about SIDS
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what causes infant mortality today and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on infant mortality rate causes and history

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson titled What Is Infant Mortality Rate? - Definition, Causes & History for further information. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn the infant mortality rate in the U.S. today
  • Recognize the importance of monitoring infant mortality rates
  • Compare today's mortality rate to rates of the past