Infant Mortality

The rate and number of infant deaths in Clark County and Ohio

Infant Mortality Rate

Infant Mortality Rate by Race for Ohio

Infant Mortality Rate

wdt_ID Year Clark County Ohio
5 2013 5.8 7.4
6 2014 8.2 6.8
7 2015 3.7 7.2
8 2016 13.0 7.4
9 2017 6.2 7.2

Number of Infant Deaths

wdt_ID Year Clark County Ohio
5 2013 9 1,024
6 2014 13 955
7 2015 6 1,005
8 2016 20 1,024
9 2017 10 982

Number of Infant Deaths by Race for Ohio

wdt_ID Year White Black or African American Hispanic
6 2014 568 344 43
7 2015 580 367 42
8 2016 610 369 54
9 2017 550 384 54

Total Number of Births

wdt_ID Year Clark County Ohio
5 2013 1,561 139,035
6 2014 1,594 139,518
7 2015 1,630 139,312
8 2016 1,539 138,198
9 2017 1,619 136,895

These data show the infant mortality rate, number of infant deaths, and total number of births for Clark County and Ohio, and the infant mortality rate and number of infant deaths for White, Black or African American, and Hispanic births for Ohio.

These numbers are universal and so there is no margin of error.

The infant mortality rate for Ohio has remained stable between 2013 and 2017, and Clark County has seen a 6.8 decrease in the infant mortality rate between 2016 and 2017.

Black or African American births in Ohio have a substantially higher infant mortality rate than White or Hispanic births in Ohio, and while the number of White infant deaths has decreased from 2014, the number of Black or African American and Hispanic infant deaths has increased.

All data comes from the Ohio Department of Health.

This information comes from the Ohio Infant Mortality Reports.

This post was last updated on 9 July 2019.

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