Definitions: Deaths occurring to infants under 1 year of age per 1,000 live births.
The data are reported by the place of residence, not the place of death.
Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.
2006-2010 data: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Multiple Causes of Death Public Use Files for 2006-2010 CD-Rom and Births: VitalStats http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/vitalstats.htm.
2005 data: Special tabulations from CDC, NCHS, Division of Vital Statistics and Births: Final Data for 2005, National Vital Statistics Reports.
2003-2004 data: Multiple Causes of Death Public Use Files for 2003-2004 CD-Rom, National Center for Health Statistics and Births: Final Data for 2003 and 2004, National Vital Statistics Reports.
1999-2002 data: Infant Mortality Statistics from the 1999-2002 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set, National Vital Statistics Reports. Tables A, B.
1996-1998 data: Deaths, Final Data, National Vital Statistics Reports.
1990-1995 data: Advance Report of Final Mortality Statistics, 1990-1995, Monthly Vital Statistics Reports.
Note: Birth Data for the city of Miami and Jacksonville is not available for 2004 and 2005. The National Center for Health Statistics is investigating a possible data error that might have occurred. More information will be available soon.
Updated February 2013.
S – NCHS reporting standards not met. N.A. – Data not available.
Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most
recent Census counts. Cities for which data is collected may change
Note: The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are
not included in maps and rankings because they are not states and therefore comparisons on many
indicators of child well being are not meaningful.