Specified Report of Vital Statistics in FY2007- Vital Statistics including Foreigners -

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


(3) Infant mortality

As observed from trends in infant deaths and infant death rates, both infant deaths and infant death rates improved drastically until around 1970, and have been moderately improving in recent years (Figure 7).

Figure 7. Trends in infant deaths and infant death rates, 1955-2006


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