Population Research Institute
Infant mortality is on the decline in the United States, a recent report  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals.
Over the past decade, infant mortality has dropped nationwide by 15%. While infant mortality in the U.S. stood at 6.86 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births in 2005, by 2014, that rate had declined to 5.82 deaths per 1,000 births. The infant mortality rate (IMR) in the U.S. has decreased every year since 2007.
According to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS),  infant mortality declined significantly in 33 states. Colorado, South Carolina, and Connecticut made the greatest progress proportionally, each seeing infant mortality plummet by more than 20%. The District of Columbia, however, saw the most precipitous decline with infant mortality falling by 43%.