Fast Fact – November 20, 2020
In 2018, 296 Colorado infants tragically died before their first birthday. Although Colorado’s infant mortality rate has fallen steeply since 1990, every infant death is a tragedy and our state must do more to promote strong, healthy starts for every young child. In Colorado and across the nation, infants of color—in particular, black, American Indian and Hispanic infants—face disproportionately high mortality rates due to a history of inequitable policies and practices. To learn more about how the state’s infant mortality rate has changed over time, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.