Fast Fact – June 24, 2022
In 2020, there were 4.8 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in Colorado, representing 294 infants who tragically passed away in their first year of life. Inequitable access to care and high-quality treatment has meant that Colorado’s families of color continue to be disproportionately impacted by the trauma of infant mortality. Hispanic/Latino infants and Black infants continue to experience higher mortality rates than other babies. In 2020, Black infants experienced an infant mortality rate that was nearly 2.5 times higher than the state, representing shattering losses for so many families. To learn more about infant mortality in Colorado, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.