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Table 3 Infant mortality rate among live births ≥ 1,000 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 ≥ 1,000 g
  in 1985–89 per 1,000 live births (rank) % change 1995–99 vs 1985–89 (rank)
Prince Edward Island 4.6 (1) -29.6 (7)
Nova Scotia 5.0 (2) -39.0 (5)
Quebec 5.1 (3) -39.4 (3)
New Brunswick 5.8 (4) -41.0 (2)
British Columbia 5.8 (5) -46.7 (1)
Alberta 6.0 (6) -39.0 (4)
Manitoba 6.3 (7) -30.4 (6)
Saskatchewan 6.3 (8) -13.6 (9)
Yukon 8.7 (9) -25.3 (8)
Northwest Territories 12.1 (10) -6.6 (10)
  1. Spearman's rank correlation coefficient = 0.56, P = 0.09 i.e., provinces with higher infant mortality rates among live births ≥ 1,000 g 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 ≥ 1,000 g in 1985–89 was 5.2 per 1,000 live births and this declined by 21.9% between 1985–89 and 1995–99. Inclusion of Ontario data gave a similar result (correlation coefficient = 0.45, P = 0.17).