Overall Infant Mortality Rate In United States Largely Unchanged

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Infant Mortality

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The infant mortality rate in the United States in 2004 was 6.78 infant (under 1 year of age) deaths per 1,000 live births, not significantly different from the rate of 6.84 in 2003.

The report, "Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2004 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set," also finds continued racial/ethnic differences in infant mortality rates.

Non-Hispanic black women had the highest infant mortality rate in the United States in 2004

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