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

School Readiness

Percent Ready for Kindergarten, Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Child Abuse and Neglect

Rate of Substantiated Abuse/Neglect Reports per 1,000 population





15% Decrease



10% Increase



5% Decrease

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%.

BHB Launched

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

Data Sources

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Full Reports

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Sponsored by the

Office of Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young,

Baltimore City Health DepartmentFamily League of Baltimore, and HealthCare Access Maryland


Made possible by generous funding from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, City of Baltimore, Maryland Department of Health, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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