Health Outcomes

Infant mortality

Number of infant deaths (before age 1) per 1,000 live births (2-year average)

About this data measure

  • Infant mortality is the death of an infant before his or her first birthday and is considered an important indicator of the health of the broader community. (Source: CDC)
  • While the infant mortality rate has increased in Rhode Island since 2015, there has been a decrease in infant mortality between 2017 and 2018.
  • The infant mortality rate among Black Rhode Islanders is more than double that of White Rhode Islanders, and this disparity has increased since 2015.

Source: CDC Wonder, Infant Deaths

Infant mortality over time

Infant mortality demographic breakout