Fast Fact- November 01, 2019

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 1, 2019

In 2017, the infant mortality rate in Colorado reached its lowest point in three decades: a rate of 4.5 infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Our state’s infant mortality rate has been cut nearly in half since 1990, and the decline indicates that more Colorado babies are living to see their first birthday. Still, the rate represents nearly 300 infants who passed away in their first year of life, leaving a tragic hole in their families. While Colorado’s infant mortality rate has improved, infant mortality rates in the U.S. remain much higher than in other developed nations as of 2014. To learn more about how the state’s infant mortality rate has changed over time, 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.