Kōrero: Child and youth health

New Zealand infant mortality rate, 1862–2017 (1 o 2)

While the infant (babies aged 0–364 days) mortality rate fluctuated in the 19th century, it dropped overall. The downward trend was consolidated at the turn of the 20th century. A declining birth rate from the 1870s meant smaller families and more time available for baby care, which contributed to a decline in mortality. The mortality rate almost consistently dropped throughout the 20th century and stabilised in the late 1990s.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Births and deaths: year ended December 2017

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Child and youth health - Health status of children and young people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/30308/new-zealand-infant-mortality-rate-1862-2017 (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2018