Fast Fact – Dec. 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.