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Topic: Infant mortality rates
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Infant mortality rates: United States, 2003-2013

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• In the United States in 2013, 23,446 infants died before reaching their first birthday, an infant mortality rate of 6.0 per 1,000 live births. 
• Between 2003 and 2013, the infant mortality rate in the United States declined nearly 12%. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Infant deaths: reduce to no more than 6 per 1,000 live births.


  • An infant death occurs within the first year of life.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final mortality data, 1990-1994 and period linked birth/infant death data, 1995-present.
  • Retrieved November 26, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.