Infant and Neonatal Mortality Rates

Infant and Neonatal Mortality Rates (Deaths per 1,000 Live Births), by State and Race of Mother, 2005
State Infant Mortality Neonatal Mortality
Total* White** Black** Total* White** Black**

N/A: Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision.
*Total column data include races other than White or Black.
**White and Black columns data include Hispanics.

United States 6.87 5.73 13.73 4.54 3.79 9.07
Alabama 9.40 7.18 14.67 5.74 4.58 8.55
Alaska 5.93 4.74 N/A 2.96 N/A N/A
Arizona 6.88 6.60 12.62 4.50 4.52 5.76
Arkansas 7.88 6.36 14.85 4.79 3.7 9.36
California 5.34 5.01 13.64 3.63 3.47 8.34
Colorado 6.44 6.03 16.33 4.77 4.52 12.17
Connecticut 5.82 4.91 13.45 4.19 3.80 8.14
Delaware 9.02 5.98 18.89 6.70 4.52 13.74
District of Columbia 14.05 8.75 16.95 9.91 N/A 11.92
Florida 7.20 5.67 12.02 4.53 3.52 7.72
Georgia 8.15 5.90 12.60 5.14 3.68 8.82
Hawaii 6.47 6.26 N/A 4.18 3.91 N/A
Idaho 6.11 6.06 N/A 4.03 3.98 N/A
Illinois 7.42 5.70 16.35 4.98 3.87 10.75
Indiana 8.01 6.95 17.01 5.46 4.61 12.45
Iowa 5.34 5.05 13.93 3.46 3.22 N/A
Kansas 7.37 6.64 17.59 4.89 4.44 10.55
Kentucky 6.64 6.01 13.15 4.00 3.67 7.66
Louisiana 10.06 7.04 14.87 5.76 4.10 8.37
Maine 6.87 6.88 N/A 4.82 4.74 N/A
Maryland 7.30 5.06 11.61 5.25 3.49 8.56
Massachusetts 5.15 4.84 8.18 3.72 3.51 6.14
Michigan 7.92 5.80 18.26 5.47 3.89 13.06
Minnesota 5.10 4.52 10.58 3.26 2.86 7.54
Mississippi 11.35 6.64 17.20 6.70 3.08 11.20
Missouri 7.50 6.36 14.63 4.72 4.00 9.33
Montana 6.99 6.66 N/A 4.14 4.14 N/A
Nebraska 5.62 5.17 N/A 3.29 3.06 N/A
Nevada 5.77 5.22 13.67 3.49 3.26 7.46
New Hampshire 5.27 5.01 N/A 4.30 4.13 N/A
New Jersey 5.23 4.02 11.01 3.47 2.77 6.95
New Mexico 6.14 5.56 N/A 3.64 3.65 N/A
New York 5.81 5.03 9.33 4.03 3.59 5.96
North Carolina 8.80 6.52 16.35 6.13 4.32 11.99
North Dakota 5.96 5.84 N/A 4.29 4.03 N/A
Ohio 8.26 6.71 16.92 5.58 4.47 11.77
Oklahoma 8.05 7.27 15.35 4.79 4.35 9.75
Oregon 5.86 5.85 N/A 3.79 3.80 N/A
Pennsylvania 7.30 6.18 14.12 5.17 4.41 9.74
Rhode Island 6.46 5.79 N/A 5.04 4.67 N/A
South Carolina 9.41 7.12 13.80 5.82 4.38 8.59
South Dakota 7.24 6.04 N/A 4.54 4.53 N/A
Tennessee 8.86 7.41 13.96 5.65 4.32 10.28
Texas 6.57 5.72 14.07 4.13 3.61 8.83
Utah 4.46 4.39 N/A 3.01 2.96 N/A
Vermont 6.67 6.39 N/A 4.13 3.94 N/A
Virginia 7.47 5.80 14.10 5.14 4.01 9.56
Washington 5.09 4.81 10.87 3.07 2.90 6.15
West Virginia 8.11 7.93 N/A 5.09 5.07 N/A
Wisconsin 6.61 5.44 17.66 4.48 3.77 11.48
Wyoming 6.77 6.94 N/A 4.70 4.73 N/A

Source: Kung HC, Hoyert DL, Xu JQ, Murphy SL. Deaths: Final data for 2005. National vital statistics reports; vol. 56 no 10. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2008.

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