This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from US statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from US statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other US-specific metadata information.
|Actual indicator available
|Neonatal mortality rate
|Actual indicator available - description
|Indicator of number of infant deaths that occur during the neonatal period (first 27 days of life)
|Date of national source publication
|Method of computation
|Number of children who died during the first 28 days of life / Number of live births Method of measurement Data from civil registration: The number of live births and the number of neonatal deaths are used to calculate age_ specific rates. This system provides annual data. Data from household surveys: Calculations are based on full birth history, whereby women are asked for the date of birth of each of their children, whether each child is still alive and if not the age at death. Method of estimation The United Nation Inter_agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN_IGME) produces neonatal mortality rate estimates with a Bayesian spline regression model which models the ratio of neonatal mortality rate / (under_five mortality rate'_'neonatal mortality rate). Estimates of NMR are obtained by recombining the estimates of the ratio with UN IGME_estimated under_five mortality rate. See UN IGME for more details. Predominant type of statistics: adjusted and estimated. These neonatal mortality rates have been estimated by applying methods to the available data from all Member States in order to ensure comparability across countries and time; hence they are not necessarily the same as the official national data.
|Scheduled update by national source
|U.S. method of computation
|Number of deaths to infants aged 0 to 27 days old divided by number of births, expressed per 1,000 live births
|Comments and limitations
|Date metadata updated
|Unit of measurement
|International and national references
|Scheduled update by SDG team