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Table 2 Infant mortality rate among live births ≥ 500 g in the provinces and territories of Canada in 1985–89 and changes in infant mortality rates between 1985–89 vs 1995–99.

From: Regional disparities in infant mortality in Canada: a reversal of egalitarian trends

Province/Territory* Infant mortality rate ≥ 500 g
  in 1985–89 per 1,000 live births (rank) % change 1995–99 vs 1985–89 (rank)
Prince Edward Island 6.2 (1) -18.3 (8)
Nova Scotia 6.5 (2) -38.7 (2)
Quebec 6.5 (3) -33.4 (5)
New Brunswick 7.1 (4) -37.5 (3)
British Columbia 7.7 (5) -46.4 (1)
Manitoba 7.9 (6) -25.3 (7)
Alberta 8.0 (7) -37.2 (4)
Saskatchewan 8.4 (8) -13.3 (9)
Yukon 9.9 (9) -30.0 (6)
Northwest Territories 13.8 (10) -9.5 (10)
  1. Spearman's rank correlation coefficient = 0.45, P = 0.19 i.e., provinces with higher infant mortality rates in 1985–89 experienced smaller reductions in infant mortality over the next decade but this association was not statistically significant.
  2. * The infant mortality in Ontario among live births ≥ 500 g in 1985–89 was 6.4 per 1,000 live births and this declined by 21.5% between 1985–89 and 1995–99. Inclusion of Ontario data gave similar results (correlation coefficient = 0.26, P = 0.45).