In 2012, South Dakota ranked 50th in the US in infant mortality and reducing infant mortality is a public health priority in South Dakota. Congenital anomalies are the most common cause of infant death and represent about one fourth of the total infant deaths between 2006 and 2013 in South Dakota. We used information from vital records (birth and death certificates) to describe the incidence and pattern of major congenital anomalies in South Dakota among infant deaths.
South Dakota Department of Health, Public Health Bulletin
South Dakota Department of Health
Bai, Wei and Specker, Bonny, "Incidence and Pattern of Lethal Congenital Anomalies in South Dakota, 2006-2013" (2015). Ethel Austin Martin Program Publications. 110.