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Infant mortality rate

The infant mortality rate has sharply declined over the past two decades, and now stands at 5 deaths per 1,000 in Minnesota, similar to the national mortality rate. However, the rates among American Indian and African American babies are more than double the rates of white babies in Minnesota.


Infant mortality rate
Infant mortality is defined as the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births.