Fast Fact- January 19, 2018
In 2016, the infant mortality rate in Colorado was 4.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, a slight increase from a rate of 4.6 in 2015. Often used as an indicator of overall maternal and child health, the infant mortality rate reports infant deaths in the first year of life from all causes. Colorado reported one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the nation in 2015 and 2016, along with states like California, New York, Washington and Massachusetts. 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.