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Infant death rate

This indicator shows the infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births. Infant mortality has long been considered the most sensitive indicator of the overall health of a population. While there have been several decades of improvement in infant mortality, Maryland’s rate remains higher than the national average.

Measurement Period: 2015

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Data Trend

  • 6.3

    Jurisdiction201020112012201320142015
    Maryland6.76.76.36.66.56.7


    Jurisdiction201020112012201320142015
    Allegany6.87.7*8.99.17.3
    Anne Arundel4.75.16.45.65.75.1
    Baltimore City1110.59.710.310.48.4
    Baltimore County6.76.35.36.46.96.1
    Calvert*7.3****
    Caroline**13.6**12.8
    Carroll5*3.74.53.13
    Cecil5.98.8*6.35.36.8
    Charles5.68.23.67.85.94.9
    Dorchester******
    Frederick3.23.64.44.83.63.9
    Garrett******
    Harford5.53.75.35.24.83.3
    Howard6.84.74.94.74.57.6
    Kent******
    Montgomery4.35.35.14.74.85.3
    Prince George's99.58.67.86.98.9
    Queen Anne's10.3*****
    Saint Mary's7.6**5.96.88.3
    Somerset******
    Talbot*22.2***18.6
    Washington6.2*45.37.77.1
    Wicomico5.67.710.810.39.96.5
    Worcester16.710.6***13.8

Data Details

  • Source Maryland DHMH Vital Statistics Administration (VSA) Annual Report
    Numerator Number of deaths of children less than one year old
    Denominator Number of live births (by race of mother) from Maryland DHMH Vital Statistics Administration
    Reporting Threshold (*) 5. Rate not reported if below threshold. Counts may be available upon request.
    Calculation (Numerator/Denominator)*1,000
    Race/ ethnicity All races/ ethnicities (aggregated)
    Black Non-Hispanic
    Hispanic
    White Non-Hispanic
    Other None
 
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