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State Rankings -- Statistical Abstract of the United States

INFANT MORTALITY RATE -- 2005

[When states share the same rank, the next lower rank is omitted. Because of rounded data, states may have identical values shown, but different ranks. Cautionary note]

State Rate1 Rank
    United States 6.9 (X)
Alabama 9.4 4
Alaska 5.9 37
Arizona 6.9 24
Arkansas 7.9 14
California 5.3 43
Colorado 6.4 33
Connecticut 5.8 39
Delaware 9.0 5
District of Columbia 14.1 (X)
Florida 7.2 22
Georgia 8.2 9
Hawaii 6.5 31
Idaho 6.1 35
Illinois 7.4 17
Indiana 8.0 12
Iowa 5.3 43
Kansas 7.4 18
Kentucky 6.6 27
Louisiana 10.1 2
Maine 6.9 25
Maryland 7.3 19
Massachusetts 5.2 47
Michigan 7.9 13
Minnesota 5.1 48
Mississippi 11.4 1
Missouri 7.5 15
Montana 7.0 23
Nebraska 5.6 42
Nevada 5.8 41
New Hampshire 5.3 45
New Jersey 5.2 46
New Mexico 6.1 34
New York 5.8 40
North Carolina 8.8 7
North Dakota 6.0 36
Ohio 8.3 8
Oklahoma 8.1 11
Oregon 5.9 38
Pennsylvania 7.3 19
Rhode Island 6.5 32
South Carolina 9.4 3
South Dakota 7.2 21
Tennessee 8.9 6
Texas 6.6 29
Utah 4.5 50
Vermont 6.5 30
Virginia 7.5 16
Washington 5.1 49
West Virginia 8.1 10
Wisconsin 6.6 28
Wyoming 6.8 26

Symbol
X Not applicable.

Footnote
1Represents deaths of infants under 1 year old per 1,000 live births, by place of residence. Excludes fetal deaths.

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics,
"Deaths, Final Data for 2005"; [PDF]
published 24 April 2008;
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_10.pdf.

For more information:
Deaths/Mortality

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