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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
Value: 8.1

County

8.1

State

6.5

National

HP 2020

6
  • 2.9
  • 10.9
  • 19

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Healthy People 2020

  • 6
    • 2.9
    • 10.9
    • 19
  • 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; Asian/Pacific Islander
      Low: 4.2             High: 5.9
  • Infant death rate; Black Non-Hispanic
      Low: 9.2             High: 19.9
  • Infant death rate; Hispanic
      Low: 5.4             High: 6.1
  • Infant death rate; White Non-Hispanic
      Low: 3.1             High: 6.3

Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2016 8.1
    2015 7.3
    2014 9.1
    2013 8.9
    2011 7.7
    2010 6.8

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