Fast Fact – May 21, 2021

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 21, 2021

In 2019, there were 4.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in Colorado, representing 305 infants who tragically passed away in their first year of life. Colorado’s infant mortality rate has nearly been cut in half over the last three decades, yet rates in the U.S. remain much higher than rates in other developed nations as of 2014. To learn more about infant mortality rates in some of the state’s larger counties, 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 www.coloradokids.org.