WISH Query: Infant Mortality Module

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 2011 and 2012 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 2012; 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?

 

Measure




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

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

Geographic Area

 

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Step 3. Choose One or More Years


Data for the latest available year of death (2012) 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.

Years

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

 

Cause of Death

 

Step 5 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.
Specific Characteristics
Maternal Characteristics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND/ OR Infant Characteristics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND/ OR Health Care Characteristics:

 

Adequacy of Prenatal Care

Trimester Prenatal Care Began

Due to changes in the standard birth certificate starting in 2011, the measure for trimester prenatal care began is not comparable to the measure used in previous years. See definitions for more.

 

 

Kotelchuck Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6 CHOOSE A ROW VARIABLE

Row Variable

Maternal Characteristics

Infant Characteristics

Health Care Characteristics
Adequacy of Prenatal Care

 

Step 7 CHOOSE A COLUMN VARIABLE (optional)

Column Variable

 

Maternal Characteristics

Infant Characteristics

Health Care Characteristics
Adequacy of Prenatal Care

* Available for 2011 and more recent years only.

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Last Revised: March 6, 2015