Neonatal Mortality Rate Formula

Use the Fetal death rate formula given here to find the total Neonatal death rate over a specified year. Neonatal mortality rate (NMR) is a death rate of infants during the 28 days of life (i.e., 0 - 27 days). It is the measure of neonatal deaths per 1000 live births. It is classified into early and late mor­tality rates. Using Neonatal mortality rate formula, find fetal mortality rate by multiplying the number of neonatal deaths with 1000 and divide the obtained value with the total number of live births.

Fetal Death Rate Formula


Neonatal mortality rate (NMR) = ( Number of Neonatal Deaths × 1000) / Total Number of Live Births

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Global statistics shows that the Neonatal mortality rate (NMR) has been declining gradually. The worldwide fetal death rate has decreased by 47 percent between the year 1990 to 2015, that is the count has been reduced from 5.1 million to 2.7 million. The Neonatal mortality rate formula is sometimes used to moni­tor the outcome of delivery and newborn care in health facilities.

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