Infant Mortality Statistics and Research
Key Statistics: Where We are and Where We Want to Go
5 Year Goal
Infant Mortality Rate
Per 1,000 live births
Percent Ready for Kindergarten, Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
Child Abuse and Neglect
Rate of Substantiated Abuse/Neglect Reports per 1,000 population
Where We Started
We still have work to do, but we are optimistic because our approach works. When BHB was launched in 2009, infant mortality was on an upward trend. Since our launch, infant mortality has been on a downward trend. Since 2009, the infant mortality rate in Baltimore City has declined by 32%.
15% increase from 2000 to 2009
32% decrease from 2009 to 2018
Other Promising Results
We have also made a lot of progress is narrowing birth disparities. To learn more about why this is important, visit our section on our anti-racist approach.
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