Infant mortality rate in the United States as of 2016, by state (deaths per 1,000 live births)*

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Deaths per 1,000 live births
Massachusetts4.3
New Jersey4.4
Iowa4.5
Washington4.5
California4.5
Vermont4.5
Connecticut4.8
New York4.8
Colorado4.9
New Hampshire5
Minnesota5
Utah5
Oregon5.1
Nebraska5.2
New Mexico5.4
Wyoming5.5
Rhode Island5.5
Nevada5.5
Hawaii5.5
Montana5.6
Idaho5.6
North Dakota5.6
Arizona5.7
Texas5.9
United States5.9
Virginia6
Wisconsin6
Alaska6.1
Florida6.1
South Dakota6.2
Illinois6.3
Missouri6.3
Pennsylvania6.3
Kansas6.4
Delaware6.5
Maryland6.6
Kentucky6.7
South Carolina6.7
Michigan6.8
Maine6.9
Tennessee6.9
District of Columbia7
North Carolina7
Ohio7.1
Indiana7.2
Georgia7.2
West Virginia7.3
Oklahoma7.5
Arkansas7.6
Louisiana8.1
Alabama8.7
Mississippi8.9

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This statistic represents the infant mortality rate in the United States of America as of 2016, measured in deaths per 1,000 live births. As of that year, the infant mortality rate in Mississippi amounted to almost nine per one thousand live births before the age of one year, the highest rate of any state. Around two thirds of infant deaths in the U.S. occur in the neonatal period which lasts from birth to the first 27 days of life. Lack of access to health care, poor maternal health, and prenatal and postnatal care all contribute to infant mortality.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
as of 2016
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* Before the age of one year.
The 2016 ranks are based on a two-year average using 2013 and 2014 data from the National Center for Health Statistics National Vital Statistics System.

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