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Infant death rate

This indicator shows the infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births. Infant mortality has long been considered the most sensitive indicator of the overall health of a population. While there have been several decades of improvement in infant mortality, Maryland’s rate remains higher than the national average.

Measurement Period: 2015
Value: 7.3

County

7.3

State

6.7

National

HP 2020

6
  • 3
  • 11
  • 18.6

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Healthy People 2020

  • 6
    • 3
    • 11
    • 18.6
  • Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:

    • Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors.
    • Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions.
    • Measure the impact of prevention activities.

Demographics

  • Infant death rate; Black Non-Hispanic
      Low: 8.1             High: 22.5
  • Infant death rate; Hispanic
      Low: 2.6             High: 8.7
  • Infant death rate; White Non-Hispanic
    7.9
      Low: 2.2             High: 8.5

Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2015 7.3
    2014 9.1
    2013 8.9
    2011 7.7
    2010 6.8

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