Table 2.

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

1979–19941979–19811986–19881992–19941992–1994/1979–1981
RR (95% CI)
DeathsRate*DeathsRate*DeathsRate*DeathsRate*
United States39 23164.0769571.7717162.5677956.40.8 (0.8–0.8)
Sex
 Male22 48171.6440780.1414170.4383362.30.8 (0.7–0.8)
 Female16 75056.0328862.9303054.1294650.20.8 (0.8–0.8)
Race
 White25 59553.1529161.4460451.1419845.40.7 (0.7–0.8)
 Black12 545121.32225126.82320119.92376112.30.9 (0.8–0.9)
 Other 109139.317949.124746.520531.40.6 (0.5–0.8)
Sex/race
 White male14 88560.2309069.8269258.2238950.40.7 (0.7–0.8)
 White female10 71045.7220152.6191243.6180940.20.8 (0.7–0.8)
 Black male 7000133.31227137.91306132.91328123.60.9 (0.8–1.0)
 Black female 5545108.8998115.31014106.51048100.60.9 (0.8–1.0)
 Other male 59641.89048.214352.211634.60.7 (0.5–0.9)
 Other female 49536.78950.010440.48928.10.6 (0.4–0.8)
Region
 Northeast 716862.3132067.1141364.0118252.80.8 (0.7–0.9)
 Midwest 873159.6186165.8152356.8151556.00.9 (0.8–0.9)
 South16 36878.0322188.2292274.1286769.50.8 (0.7–0.8)
 West 696449.3129356.5131349.7121541.20.7 (0.7–0.8)
  • * Sepsis infant mortality rates expressed as sepsis infant deaths per 100 000 live births.