Fast Fact- January 19, 2018

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: 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.

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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