U.S. infant mortality rate by state 2020
Rates and causes of infant mortality are different depending on the country and region. However, the leading causes of neonatal deaths include preterm birth complications, intrapartum-related events, and sepsis. The leading causes of death among children aged 1 to 59 months are pneumonia, diarrhea, and injury.
In the United States
The infant mortality rate in the United States has decreased over the past few decades, reaching a low of 5.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2019. The most common causes of infant death in the United States are congenital malformations, low birth weight, and sudden infant death syndrome. In 2020, congenital malformations accounted for around 112 infant deaths per 100,000 live births.