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WISH Query
Infant Mortality Module

(Revised February 2012)

You can use this module to analyze key statistics about Wisconsin infant deaths: the number of deaths, the overall infant mortality rate, and the neonatal and postneonatal mortality rates. Wisconsin infant deaths are those that occur to Wisconsin residents before the age of one.

This revision adds 2010 birth and infant mortality data to the module.

Follow the seven steps below to design a table that focuses on specific causes of death, maternal and infant characteristics, and/or aspects of prenatal and delivery care. You can select or compare data for specific counties, local health departments, cities, or Milwaukee ZIP codes. The data are from 1989 through 2010; you can choose one year, combine years, or compare groups of years.

Definitions and notes on these measures are in Measures Used in Birth Modules.

 
Step 1. Which measure do you wish to focus on?




Note: The mortality rate is the number of infant, neonatal, or postneonatal deaths in a year per 1,000 births in the same year.

If you submit your request for a table at this point, you will see results for Wisconsin statewide for the latest available year of data (2010).


 
Step 2. Choose One or More Geographic Areas
You can ask for data for the entire state of Wisconsin or for smaller geographic areas. All locations refer to residence of

State: Click on the "Wisconsin statewide" button (the default option).
Region: Click on the "Region" button. Then select one region, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple regions.
County: Click on the "County" button. Then select one county, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple counties.
City:Click on the "City" button. Then select one city name, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple cities.
Milwaukee: Click on the "City of Milwaukee" button. Then click on one of the ZIP codes, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple ZIP codes.
Local Health Department: Click on the "Local Health Department" button. Then select one health department, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple health departments.

Note: To see results for individual areas, first select the areas of interest here, then choose "Geographic Area" as a ROW or COLUMN variable in

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Note: On April 11, 2006, City of Milwaukee zip codes used in this module were changed from zip code at birth to zip code at death. This may cause a change in results compared to queries run before this date.

 
Step 3. Choose One or More Years
Data for the latest available year of death (2010) is the default. Or you can choose to see one or more single years, or one or more groups of years. If you are requesting data for an area or group with few annual infant deaths, it may be useful to combine years of data. WISH suppresses small numbers (when cell size is less than 5) to comply with Wisconsin vital records data privacy guidelines.

One or more years: Click on the "One or more years" button. Then select a year, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple years.

Specify your own years: Click on this button, then enter the years of interest, one per box or as a range.

Note: To see results for a series of years (or a series of year groups), first select the years of interest here, then choose "Year(s)" as a ROW variable (Step 6) or COLUMN variable (Step 7) below.

 
Step 4. Choose Cause of Death (Optional)
Caution: There was a change in the classification system for causes of death in 1999. If you are selecting cause of death for multiple years that include both ICD-10 (1999 and later) and ICD-9 (1989-1998) codes, read the Trend Analysis Caution and Comparability Ratios (PDF, 57 KB). Combining or comparing causes for years that include both ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes can result in misleading information.

Codes for causes of infant death (PDF, 16 KB)


 
Choose Specific Characteristics (Optional)
This limits your analysis to a specific subpopulation. (Example: Births to mothers 18-19 years of age, non-Hispanic white, who used tobacco during pregnancy.) Choose one or more characteristics to focus your analysis.

Maternal Characteristics:

AND/ OR Infant Characteristics:

AND/ OR Health Care Characteristics:

Adequacy of Prenatal Care

Trimester
Prenatal
Care
Began
Kotelchuck
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 To send your request for data now.
 To clear all selections and start over.

 
CHOOSE A ROW VARIABLE

Maternal Characteristics
Infant Characteristics
Health Care Characteristics
Adequacy of Prenatal Care
     
     
     

 
CHOOSE A COLUMN VARIABLE (optional)

Maternal Characteristics
Infant Characteristics
Health Care Characteristics
Adequacy of Prenatal Care
     
     
     


Last Revised:  November 18, 2013