Infant Mortality Rates

Infant mortality rates, according to race, geographic division, and State: United States, average annual 1980-82, 1985-87, and 1990-92 [Data are based on the National Vital Statistics System]


Geographic division and State          All races                     White(1)                  Black(1)

  1980-82 1985-87 1990-92 1980-82 1985-87 1990-92 1980-82 1985-87 1990-92
 
Infant deaths per 1,000 live births
United States ..............       12.0    10.4    8.9       10.4     8.8     7.3        21.2    18.9    17.5
 Mountain ..................       10.5     9.5    8.1       10.1     9.1     7.6        20.4    18.5    18.3 
   Montana .................       11.1    10.0    7.9       10.5     9.1     7.0           *       *       * 
   Idaho ...................       10.0    10.7    8.7       10.0    10.6     8.7           *       *       * 
   Wyoming .................       10.1    10.8    8.5        9.9    10.7     8.4           *       *       * 
   Colorado ................        9.7     9.3    8.3        9.5     8.9     7.7        16.8    19.3    17.4 
   New Mexico...............       10.9     9.4    8.2       10.6     9.0     7.8       *21.6   *23.6   *23.4 
   Arizona .................       11.1     9.5    8.6       10.4     8.9     7.9        20.6    18.1    19.2 
   Utah ....................       10.4     9.0    6.5       10.3     9.0     6.4           *       *       * 
   Nevada ..................       10.7     9.1    8.1        9.8     8.6     7.3       *22.5   *17.0    17.4
 

 

Notes: An infant death is the death of a live-born child before his or her first birthday. (1) Deaths are tabulated by race of decedent; live births are tabulated by race of mother. *Data for States with fewer than 5,000 live births for the 3-year period are considered unreliable. Data for States with fewer than 1,000 live births are considered highly unreliable and are not shown.

Source: Health United States, 1994 on Publications from the National Center for Health Statistics CD-ROM Table 24. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics: Data computed by the Division of Health and Utilization Analysis from data compiled by the Division of Vital Statistics.

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