It is common lore among hackers (and in the electronics industry at large) that the chances of sudden hardware failure drop off exponentially with a machine's time since first use (that is, until the relatively distant time at which enough mechanical wear in I/O devices and thermal-cycling stress in components has accumulated for the machine to start going senile). Up to half of all chip and wire failures happen within a new system's first few weeks; such failures are often referred to as "infant mortality" problems (or, occasionally, as "sudden infant death syndrome").
See bathtub curve, burn-in period.
Historically, infant mortality rates among black women have been more than twice those among white women.
The U.S. also has the highest incidence of sexually transmitted infections, teen pregnancy, and infant mortality in the group.
In Alabama, infant mortality rates are the third highest in the nation.
Will infant mortality decline to the level of the Netherlands?
This, in a large degree, is due to the diminished amount of infant mortality.
Do you know the average rate of infant mortality in this country?
And it is to be noted that the infant mortality is very low in this case, where the birth-rate is so low.
The statistics of infant mortality are conclusive upon this point.
In early marriages children are apt to come too frequently, and this is one cause of infant mortality.
The infant mortality among these creatures must be appalling.