The infant mortality rate (IMR) in the state also has come down from 23.94 percent per 1,000 live births to 22.37 percent per 1,000 live births, according to figures published in the Delhi Statistical Handbook 2012.

Also, the death rate calculated per 1,000 population has come down from 6.1 per cent in 2012-13 to 5.52 percent in 2013-14.

However, the infant mortality has gone up by 18.3 percent and 18.96 percent in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

Birth rate per 1,000 population has gone up from 20.9 per cent to 21.07 per cent indicating betterment in the health of pregnant women.

In 2013-14, the state recorded 3,70,000 births as compared to 3,60,473  the previous year and 3,517 stillbirths as against 3,642 .

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