U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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Infant Mortality Rates in U.S. Cities,* 1990-2006

Rate per 1,000 live births:

  • For Total U.S. cities fell from approximately 11.0 to 7.2
  • For Total U.S. population fell from approximately 9.1 to 6.7

*Data for 1990-2002 were for cities with populations over 100,000; data after 2002 reflect cities with populations over 250,000.

Source II.2: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System

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