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Five year average infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births in Ohio

Five year average infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births

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Why This Indicator Matters

Infant mortality rates address racial disparities in birth outcomes using population data in target areas. Data are manipulated to display particular demographics that fall in the category of health inequity. Infant mortality rates are an important indicator of the overall physical health of a community, similarly higher rates can be indicative of unmet health needs in medical care, education and nutrition.    
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Definition and Source



*Rates based on fewer than 10 infant deaths do not meet standards of reliability or precision and are suppressed.

Data Source

Resident Birth and Mortality Files from the Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. 


Timeframe based on an average five years (2015-2019). Disaggregated data are based on county, race and ethnicity. Non-disaggregated data are based on county. Statewide totals for all races and ethnicities includes deaths of unknown race. The number of American Indian infant deaths were less than 10 for multiple years, for this reason data are suppressed. 

Last Updated

January 2021