Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Infant mortality is a critical indicator of the overall health and welfare of Michigan and the quality and accessibility of prenatal care for women. The infant mortality rate represents the number of infant deaths before age one per 1,000 live births.
Infant mortality is much more variable from year to year at the county level than when averaged across the entire state and averages out to about the same rate although Infant Mortality was particularly low in Allegan County between 2008 and 2012 and again in 2016.
Data shown are the single-year infant mortality statistics reported by the Michigan Department of Community Health.