The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. The infant mortality rate is an estimate of the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This rate is often used as an indicator to measure the health and well-being of a city, county, state or nation, because factors affecting the health of entire populations can also impact the mortality rate of infants. There are obvious differences in infant mortality by age, race, and ethnicity; for instance, the mortality rate for non-Hispanic black infants is more than twice that of non-Hispanic white infants.
For more information:
Ohio Hot Spots by Zip Code
Click here to view the entire Infant Mortality Hot Spots Map
Click here to view the Ohio Commission on Minority Health Report
Click here to view the 2014 Ohio Infant Mortality Data: General Findings (12/18/15)
Recent Infant Mortality News/Editorials:
“Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland Council President Kevin Kelley propose creating an organization similar to the Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force, which formed in 2013, and Cradle Cincinnati.“