Table 1.

Sepsis Neonatal Deaths and Mortality Rates,* United States, 1979–1994

1979–19941979–19811986–19881992–19941992–1994/1979–1981
RR (95% CI)
DeathsRate*DeathsRate*DeathsRate*DeathsRate*
United States26 85243.8542350.5492943.0456338.00.8 (0.7–0.8)
Sex
 Male15 54849.5313557.0287048.8264943.10.8 (0.7–0.8)
 Female11 30437.8228843.7205936.8191432.60.7 (0.7–0.8)
Race
 White17 92437.2384444.6323335.9287231.10.7 (0.7–0.7)
 Black 827180.0148584.6153479.3155573.50.9 (0.8–0.9)
 Other 65723.79425.816230.513620.90.8 (0.6–1.1)
Sex/race
 White male10 51342.5225350.9191441.4166335.10.7 (0.6–0.7)
 White female 741131.6159138.0131930.1120926.80.7 (0.7–0.8)
 Black male 467589.184094.486588.189583.30.9 (0.8–1.0)
 Black female 359670.664574.566970.366063.30.9 (0.8–1.0)
 Other male  36025.34222.59133.39127.21.2 (0.8–1.7)
 Other female  29722.05229.27127.64514.20.5 (0.3–0.7)
Region
 Northeast 494043.095048.394542.880135.80.7 (0.7–0.8)
 Midwest 613141.8134547.6109640.8100637.20.8 (0.7–0.8)
 South11 03452.6222961.1198650.4193847.00.8 (0.7–0.8)
 West 474733.689939.390234.281827.70.7 (0.6–0.8)
  • * Sepsis neonatal mortality rates expressed as sepsis neonatal deaths per 100 000 live births.