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Table 2 Infant mortality, SUDI, and SIDS rates in 1996–1998 and 2012–2014 for Māori and non-Māori populations

From: Infant mortality inequities for Māori in New Zealand: a tale of three policies

Infant mortality criteria
(deaths per 1000 live births)
1996–1998 2012–2014 Difference
(% decrease)
Infant mortality
 Māori 10.2 5.8 −4.4 (43%)
 Non-Māori 4.6 4.6 0 (0%)
Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI)
 Māori 3.9 1.3 −2.6 (67%)
 Non-Māori 0.8 0.4 −0.4 (50%)
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) mortality
 Māori 3.3 0.5 (nssd) −2.8 (85%)
 Non-Māori 0.7 0.2 (nssd) −0.5 (71%)
  1. No statistically significant difference between Māori and non-Māori is indicated by the label “(nssd)”. Values are derived from the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s Wai Health Trends Report 2019, which has the most recent publicly available data as of 2019 [10]