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Infant Mortality

Infant Mortality Rate 

The IMR, according to SRS 2010 at national level was 47 per 1000 live births in 2010 as compared to 50 in 2009. The IMR has shown a steady decline from 129 deaths per 1000 live births in 1971 to the current level.
The IMR is higher in respect of Female (49) as compared to Male (46). IMR is also higher in rural areas (51 per 1000 live births) as compared to urban areas (31 per 1000 live births) during 2010. The IMR varied very widely across the states; Kerala with an IMR of 13 is the best performing state among the bigger States in the country

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