Deaths broken down by age, sex, area and cause of death sourced from the deaths register.
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There were 183 unexplained infant deaths in England and Wales in 2017, a decrease of 19.0% compared with 2016, but only 6.2% lower than in 2015.
The unexplained infant mortality rate has decreased from 0.50 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2004 when records began, to 0.27 in 2017, the lowest on record.
Unexplained infant deaths accounted for 6.9% of all infant deaths occurring in 2017, falling from 8.5% in 2016 and 7.6% in 2015.
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