Table 1

Age and cause specific mortality rates (per 1,000 live births) for infant deaths documented in Nunavut by region (n=117; July 1 1999-June 30 2011) and in Canada (19982007)
Nunavut IMR (95% CI)* CanadaIMR (95% CI) Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Qikiqtani Kivalliq Kitikmeot Nunavut
Live births 4,859 2,817 1,539 9,215 1,065,647
Mortality Rates
 Infant death 10.91 (8.18-14.24) 13.13 (9.26-18.06) 16.89 (11.06-24.66) 12.70 (10.51-15.20) 5.15 (5.01-5.28) 2.47 (2.04-2.98)
 Postneonatal death 8.23 (5.89-11.19) 10.65 (7.20-15.17) 11.70 (6.95-18.42) 9.66 (7.76-11.87) 1.39 (1.31-1.46) 6.96 (5.56-8.64)
Cause of Death
 SIDS and SUDI 5.76 (3.83-8.32) 5.68 (3.25-9.21) 7.80 (4.04-13.58) 6.08 (4.59-7.88) 0.51 (0.47-0.55) 11.97 (8.92-15.79)
 Infection 2.06 (0.99-3.78) 3.19 (1.46-6.06) 3.25 (1.06-7.57) 2.71 (1.76-4.00) 0.31 (0.28-0.34) 8.79 (5.60-13.21)
  Respiratory 0.82 (0.22-2.11) 0.71 (0.09-2.56) 1.95 (0.40-5.69) 1.63 (0.91-2.68) - -
  H influenza 0.41 (0.05-1.49) 0.36 (0.01-1.98) 1.30 (0.16-4.69) 0.65 (0.24-1.42) - -
  Other 0.82 (0.22-2.11) 0.00 (0.00-1.31) 0.00 (0.00-2.39) 0.43 (0.12-1.11) - -
 Congenital anomalies 0.41 (0.05-1.49) 0.36 (0.01-1.98) 1.30 (0.16-4.69) 0.54 (0.18-1.27) 1.19 (1.13-1.26) 0.46 (0.15-1.07)

* Crude mortality rates for Nunavut were calculated per 1,000 live births.

Canadian rates (excluding Ontario) of crude infant and postneonatal mortality were calculated with available 1998–2007 data and cause-specific mortality were calculated with available 2003–2007 data, as reported by the Public Health Agency of Canada in the Perinatal Health Indicators for Canada 2011 report [29].

IMR = infant mortality rate. CI = confidence interval.

Collins et al.

Collins et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:190   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-190

Open Data