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Infant Mortality Rate

This indicator shows the mortality rate in deaths per 1,000 live births for infants within their first year of life.

Infant Mortality Rate

6.3
7.8
Comparison: FL Counties 

4.4

deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Mortality Data
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014
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Why is this important?

Infant mortality rate continues to be one of the most widely used indicators of the overall health status of a community. The leading causes of death among infants are birth defects, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and maternal complications during pregnancy.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the infant mortality rate to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Infant Mortality Rate : Time Series

2004: 5.2 2005: 5.4 2006: 6.5 2007: 6.2 2008: 5.2 2009: 5.8 2010: 4.4 2011: 4.7 2012: 4.9 2013: 4.4

deaths/1,000 live births

Infant Mortality Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 8.8 Hispanic: 2.8 White: 3.0 Overall: 4.4

deaths/1,000 live births

Infant Mortality Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

4.4

deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Mortality Data
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Infant mortality rate continues to be one of the most widely used indicators of the overall health status of a community. The leading causes of death among infants are birth defects, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and maternal complications during pregnancy.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the infant mortality rate to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Infant Mortality Rate : Time Series

2004: 5.2 2005: 5.4 2006: 6.5 2007: 6.2 2008: 5.2 2009: 5.8 2010: 4.4 2011: 4.7 2012: 4.9 2013: 4.4

deaths/1,000 live births

Infant Mortality Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 8.8 Hispanic: 2.8 White: 3.0 Overall: 4.4

deaths/1,000 live births

Infant Mortality Rate

Target Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

4.4

deaths/1,000 live births
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Healthy People 2020 Target: 6.0 deaths/1,000 live births
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Mortality Data
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Infant mortality rate continues to be one of the most widely used indicators of the overall health status of a community. The leading causes of death among infants are birth defects, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and maternal complications during pregnancy.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the infant mortality rate to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Infant Mortality Rate : Time Series

2004: 5.2 2005: 5.4 2006: 6.5 2007: 6.2 2008: 5.2 2009: 5.8 2010: 4.4 2011: 4.7 2012: 4.9 2013: 4.4

deaths/1,000 live births

Infant Mortality Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 8.8 Hispanic: 2.8 White: 3.0 Overall: 4.4

deaths/1,000 live births