SPM – MCQ 86 – Infant mortality

Infant mortality does not include:
A. Early neonatal mortality
B. Perinatal mortality
C. Post neonatal mortality
D. Late neonatal mortality

Correct answer : B. Perinatal mortality

Infant mortality includes death within the first year of life. Perinatal mortality includes late foetal deaths (28 weeks of gestation to birth) and early neonatal deaths (birth to 7 days).

Other terms:
Late neonatal mortality – 7 days to 28 days
Neonatal mortality – birth to 28 days (early neonatal mortality + late neonatal mortality)
Post neonatal mortality – 28 days to 1 year

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