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Find maternal and infant health data on a state level, or by county or city. Narrow your results or compare with another region.
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Infant mortality rates: United States, 2017

Rate per 1,000 live births
RegionRate
Alabama7.4
Alaska5.7
Arizona5.7
Arkansas8.1
California4.2
Colorado4.5
Connecticut4.5
Delaware6.3
District of Columbia8.2
Florida6.1
Georgia7.2
Hawaii5.4
Idaho4.6
Illinois6.1
Indiana7.2
Iowa5.3
Kansas6.0
Kentucky6.6
Louisiana7.1
Maine5.9
Maryland6.4
Massachusetts3.7
Michigan6.8
Minnesota4.8
Mississippi8.7
Missouri6.3
Montana5.5
Nebraska5.5
Nevada5.8
New Hampshire4.2
New Jersey4.5
New Mexico5.9
New York4.8
North Carolina7.0
North Dakota4.4
Ohio7.2
Oklahoma7.8
Oregon5.3
Pennsylvania6.1
Rhode Island6.2
South Carolina6.5
South Dakota7.7
Tennessee7.3
Texas5.9
United States5.8
Utah5.9
Vermont4.8
Virginia5.9
Washington3.9
West Virginia7.0
Wisconsin6.4
Wyoming4.6
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Healthy people 2020

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

Footnotes

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

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final mortality data, 1990-1994 and period linked birth/infant death data, 1995-present.
  • Retrieved September 21, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.