Outcome: Children and Youth are Physically Safe

Indicator: Infant Mortality Rate per 1000

Significance of this indicator:

According to the CDC, infant mortality is one of the most important indicators of the health of a nation, as it is associated with a variety of factors such as maternal health, quality of and access to medical care, socioeconomic conditions, and public health practices.

How we are doing on this indicator:

The rate of infant mortality was lower in Pueblo than in Colorado as a whole for the timeframe of 2009 through 2011.  Both Pueblo and the state overall experienced a net decline in the infant mortality rate between 2009 and 2011.

What the Data Tell Us

Infant Mortality

Definition:  Deaths during the first year of life per 1,000 live births.

Data Source:  Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  Provided by the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Kids Count Data Center

Data Considerations: N/A