List of U.S. states and territories by infant mortality rates

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This is a list of U.S. states, the District of Columbia and territories by infant and under-five mortality rates in 2017. The infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of infants under one year old per 1,000 live births. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country. The child mortality rate is the number of deaths of infants and children under five years old per 100,000 live births.

List by infant mortality rate

US States by infant mortality in 2017 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [1]

Rank State,
federal district, or territory
Infant mortality per 1,000
live births
1   Massachusetts 3.7
2   Washington 3.9
3   California 4.2
  New Hampshire 4.2
5   North Dakota 4.3
6   Colorado 4.5
  Connecticut 4.5
  New Jersey 4.5
9   Idaho 4.6
  New York 4.6
  Wyoming 4.6
12   Minnesota 4.8
  Vermont 4.8
14   Hawaii 5.3
  Iowa 5.3
16   Montana 5.4
  Oregon 5.4
18   Alaska 5.6
  Nebraska 5.6
20   Arizona 5.7
  Maine 5.7
22   Nevada 5.8
23   New Mexico 5.9
  Texas 5.9
  Utah 5.9
  Virginia 5.9
  United States 5.9
27   Puerto Rico [2] 6.0
28   Florida 6.1
  Illinois 6.1
  Kansas 6.1
  Pennsylvania 6.1
32   Missouri 6.2
  Rhode Island 6.2
34   Maryland 6.4
  Wisconsin 6.4
36   Kentucky 6.5
  South Carolina 6.5
38   Delaware 6.6
39   District of Columbia 6.7
40   Michigan 6.8
41   West Virginia 7.0
42   Louisiana 7.1
  North Carolina 7.1
44   Georgia 7.2
  Ohio 7.2
45   Indiana 7.3
46   Alabama 7.4
  Tennessee 7.4
  U.S. Virgin Islands [2] 7.4
49   Oklahoma 7.7
  South Dakota 7.7
51   Arkansas 8.2
52   Mississippi 9.6
53   American Samoa [2] 9.9
54   Guam [2] 10.8
55   Northern Mariana Islands [2] 11.5

References

  1. ^ "Stats of the States - Infant Mortality". www.cdc.gov. 2019-05-30. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  2. ^ a b c d e "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 2020-02-26.