U.S. Infant Mortality Dips 15%March 23, 2017 |
by Robert Jimison, CNN
(CNN) — Infant mortality rates have reached new lows, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
From 2005 to 2014, the infant mortality rate in the US dropped 15%, from 6.86 infant deaths per 1,000 live births to 5.82. Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, declined by 29%, and there were drops in infant mortality rates across most racial groups.