Indiana Births and Infant Deaths

This dataset contains de-identified row level information on births and infant deaths that occurred in Indiana from 2010-2018. Below are a list of items to note about this dataset:

  • This information comes from Indiana vital records at the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and was compiled by the Management Performance Hub (MPH).

  • The dataset only includes mothers who reside and gave birth in Indiana. Mothers from out of the state who gave birth in Indiana or mothers from Indiana who gave birth out of state are not included, (to see aggregate data that includes out of state mothers or mothers who gave birth out of state, please visit the ISDH Infant Mortality Dashboard and Stats Explorer.)

  • There are several indicators included in the dataset for both the mother and the birth (ex: whether the child had a low birth weight, birth complications, risk of diabetes during gestation, prenatal care, whether the child died within one year of the child’s birth date, etc).

  • The mother’s education attainment data is based upon Commission for Higher Education (CHE) Indiana public university and Department of Education (DOE) data.

  • The mother’s wage data is based upon Department of Workforce Development (DWD) data reported by employers by quarter.

  • The geographic classifications in this dataset were developed by a team of researchers and practitioners from Purdue University (details of their methodology can be found at https://pcrd.purdue.edu/ruralindianastats/geographic-classifications.php).

  • Please review the data dictionary for more information

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source Indiana State Department of Health
Author Management Performance Hub
Maintainer Management Performance Hub
Version 1
Last Updated September 20, 2019, 10:40 (EDT)
Created September 17, 2019, 14:58 (EDT)
Granularity De-identified, State-Level
Language English
Spatial/Geographic Coverage State of Indiana
Stats Explorer https://www.in.gov/isdh/26720.htm
Temporal Coverage 1/1/2010-12/31/2018