Infant Mortality Rates by State

1The number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births. 2020 infant mortality rates on map are crude death rates per 1,000.


States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for differences in age-distribution and population size, rankings by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of mortality. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates.


Page last reviewed: March 3, 2022