Infant Mortality Rate

Shows the mortality rate in deaths per 1,000 live births for infants within their first year of life. The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. The infant mortality rate is an estimate of the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This rate is often used as an indicator to measure the health and well-being of a nation, because factors affecting the health of entire populations can also impact the mortality rate of infants. There are obvious differences in infant mortality by age, race, and ethnicity; for instance, the mortality rate for non-Hispanic black infants is more than twice that of non-Hispanic white infants.

Measurement Period: 2011-2015
Value: 7.2
HP 2020 Target:Healthy People 2020 target: Reduce the infant mortality rate to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.






HP 2020

  • 1.9
  • 6.9
  • 12

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  • Infant Mortality Rate; Black
      Low: 0             High: 142.9
  • Infant Mortality Rate; White
      Low: 2.2             High: 12.3
  • Neonatal Mortality Rate; Black
      Low: 0             High: 100
  • Neonatal Mortality Rate; White
      Low: 0.5             High: 8.2
  • Postneonatal Mortality Rate; Black
      Low: 0             High: 142.9
  • Postneonatal Mortality Rate; White
      Low: 0             High: 5.7

Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2011-2015 7.2
    2010-2014 7.3
    2009-2013 7.4
    2008-2012 7.7
    2011 8.91
    2007-2011 7.6
    2010 8.04
    2006-2010 7.4
    2009 7.57
    2008 7.49
    2007 6.23
    2006 7.7
    2001-2005 7.7
    1996-2000 7.3
    1991-1995 8.3

Peer Counties

  • Peers included in this indicator: Hamilton, OH; Montgomery, OH; Summit, OH;

  • 7.2
    • 7.2
    • 8.2
    • 9.3
  • Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics. Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.

    This county has 38 peer counties

    Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 3 were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty

    All Peer Counties for Summit

    Jefferson, AL; Pima, AZ; Fresno, CA; Kern, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Joaquin, CA; District of Columbia, DC; Duval, FL; Hillsborough, FL; Orange, FL; Pinellas, FL; DeKalb, GA; Fulton, GA; Marion, IN; Jefferson, KY; Suffolk, MA; Baltimore city, MD; Jackson, MO; Mecklenburg, NC; Camden, NJ; Essex, NJ; Hudson, NJ; Bernalillo, NM; Erie, NY; Monroe, NY; Hamilton, OH; Montgomery, OH; Summit, OH; Oklahoma, OK; Tulsa, OK; Multnomah, OR; Providence, RI; Davidson, TN; Shelby, TN; El Paso, TX; Hidalgo, TX; Travis, TX; Pierce, WA; Milwaukee, WI;

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