Table 1

Live births, infant deaths, neonatal and postneonatal mortality in the two parts of Germany: 1990–1997

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 % decline 1990–97
Live births
 New Länder178 476107 76988 32080 53278 69883 84793 325100 25844
 Old Länder727 199722 250720 794717 915690 905681 374702 688711 9152
Infant deaths
 New Länder1 30984964251549045549948563
 Old Länder5 0764 8624 3504 1503 8193 5983 4633 46632
Neonatal mortality / 1000
 New Länder4.54.14.03.43.73.13.13.033
 Old Länder3.53.43.33.13.23.03.02.917
 E–W gap1-150 1.00.70.70.30.5−0.10.10.1
Postneonatal mortality / 1000
 New Länder2.83.73.33.02.62.32.21.836
 Old Länder3.43.32.72.72.42.12.02.041
 E–W gap−0.60.40.60.30.20.20.2−0.2
  • 1-150 "E” and “W” refer to the new Länder ("east”) and the old Länder ("west”).