Infant mortality is a reflection of a society’s commitment to ensuring access to health care, adequate nutrition, a healthy psychosocial and physical environment, and sufficient income to prevent the adverse consequences of poverty. While progress has been made in reducing U.S. infant mortality rates, the nation must do more. Inequality is shown in substantial and persistent racial/ethnic and income disparities. Moreover, in 2010, the U.S. ranked 24th in infant mortality compared to other industrialized nations of the world.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services