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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: 2016
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Healthy People 2020
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.
Infant death rate; Asian/Pacific Islander
Infant death rate; Black Non-Hispanic
Infant death rate; Hispanic
Infant death rate; White Non-Hispanic