Statistics on children, youth and families in Ohio from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Children's Defense Fund–Ohio
Five year average infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births in Ohio
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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.show more
Definition and Source
*Rates based on fewer than 10 infant deaths do not meet standards of reliability or precision and are suppressed.
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.