Fast Fact – Dec. 7, 2018

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 7, 2018

In 2016, Colorado’s infant mortality rate was 4.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, representing the deaths of 321 infants in the state. Often used as an indicator of overall maternal and child health, the infant mortality rate captures infant deaths in the first year of life from all causes. Next week, see this space to see how this indicator is different for different racial and ethnic groups. To learn more about how the state’s infant mortality rate has changed over the last three decades, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit