Causes of Neonatal, Postneonatal, and All Infant Death, Canada (excl. Ontario), 2003 to 2007

Congenital anomalies are a leading cause of infant mortality. They are the leading cause of death in the period from 28 days to one year of age (postneonatal period). They are the second leading cause of death during the first 27 days of life (neonatal period).1

1Public Health Agency of Canada. Perinatal Health Indicators for Canada 2011. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada; 2012