No Decrease in U.S. Infant Mortality since 2011

December 10, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​In a newly released brief, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) describes the lack of progress in reducing U.S. infant mortality rates since 2011. Although the total infant mortality rate decreased nearly 10% from 6.75 per 1,000 births in 2007 to 6.07 in 2011, it did not change significantly between 2011 and 2016. NCHS found that, in 2016, neonatal mortality rates were highest among non-Hispanic black patients, at 7.41.

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