Full indicator name: Infant mortality rate (cohort)
This indicator illustrates mothers’ access to the healthcare system.
The infant mortality rate for the permanent resident population as a whole is 3.8‰. The mother's place of birth and her nationality have an influence on this rate: the infant mortality rate for mothers born in Switzerland is 3.4‰ and 4.2‰ for mothers born abroad. If a distinction is made by nationality, it can be observed that foreign mothers tend to have a higher infant mortality rate: 4.1‰ for foreign mothers compared with 3.5‰ for Swiss mothers.
Analysis of the results by major region reveals no statistically significant differences except for the region of Zurich. In Northwest Switzerland, a tendency towards differences can be detected but the confidence intervals overlap.
The infant mortality rate (cohort) is calculated by dividing the number of deaths of children under the age of 1 during a civil year by the number of live births in the same civil year. Deaths may occur in the same or the following year. Results are generally expressed in per thousand.