U.S. Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of the U.S. infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for U.S. in 2022 is 5.547 deaths per 1000 live births, a 1.19% decline from 2021.
  • The infant mortality rate for U.S. in 2021 was 5.614 deaths per 1000 live births, a 1.18% decline from 2020.
  • The infant mortality rate for U.S. in 2020 was 5.681 deaths per 1000 live births, a 1.17% decline from 2019.
  • The infant mortality rate for U.S. in 2019 was 5.748 deaths per 1000 live births, a 1.15% decline from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Infant Mortality Rate
Country Name 2022 Infant Mortality Rate
Trinidad and Tobago 20.276
Panama 12.906
Aruba 12.698
New Caledonia 10.584
Seychelles 10.056
Barbados 9.289
Argentina 9.206
Curacao 8.163
Guam 7.913
Uruguay 7.878
Oman 6.350
Kuwait 6.336
Chile 6.062
French Polynesia 5.839
Channel Islands 5.712
Qatar 5.681
United States 5.547
Saudi Arabia 5.497
Bahamas 5.348
Bahrain 5.290
UAE 4.936
Puerto Rico 4.875
Antigua and Barbuda 4.709
Malta 4.399
Canada 4.055
Lithuania 3.626
Hungary 3.609
Croatia 3.551
New Zealand 3.441
United Kingdom 3.422
Taiwan 3.323
Cyprus 3.127
Switzerland 3.069
Latvia 3.006
Poland 2.902
Australia 2.807
Denmark 2.773
France 2.748
Luxembourg 2.526
Austria 2.476
Portugal 2.457
Belgium 2.453
Greece 2.442
Israel 2.372
Macao 2.362
Germany 2.344
Italy 2.267
Netherlands 2.208
Spain 2.078
Ireland 2.036
South Korea 1.859
Sweden 1.781
Norway 1.777
Estonia 1.766
Slovenia 1.636
Japan 1.604
Finland 1.479
Singapore 1.457
Hong Kong 1.200
Iceland 1.055
United States - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
2022 5.547 -1.190%
2021 5.614 -1.180%
2020 5.681 -1.170%
2019 5.748 -1.150%
2018 5.815 -0.500%
2017 5.844 -0.490%
2016 5.873 -0.470%
2015 5.901 -0.490%
2014 5.930 -0.490%
2013 5.959 -2.690%
2012 6.124 -2.620%
2011 6.289 -2.560%
2010 6.454 -2.490%
2009 6.619 -2.430%
2008 6.784 -0.620%
2007 6.826 -0.610%
2006 6.868 -0.590%
2005 6.909 -0.600%
2004 6.951 -0.600%
2003 6.993 -1.270%
2002 7.083 -1.250%
2001 7.173 -1.240%
2000 7.263 -1.220%
1999 7.353 -1.210%
1998 7.443 -3.200%
1997 7.689 -3.100%
1996 7.935 -3.020%
1995 8.182 -2.920%
1994 8.428 -2.840%
1993 8.674 -3.560%
1992 8.994 -3.440%
1991 9.314 -3.320%
1990 9.634 -3.210%
1989 9.954 -3.110%
1988 10.274 -2.200%
1987 10.505 -2.160%
1986 10.737 -2.110%
1985 10.968 -2.070%
1984 11.200 -2.020%
1983 11.431 -4.420%
1982 11.959 -4.230%
1981 12.487 -4.060%
1980 13.016 -3.900%
1979 13.544 -3.750%
1978 14.072 -5.050%
1977 14.820 -4.810%
1976 15.569 -4.580%
1975 16.317 -4.390%
1974 17.066 -4.200%
1973 17.814 -4.820%
1972 18.717 -4.610%
1971 19.621 -4.400%
1970 20.524 -4.220%
1969 21.428 -4.040%
1968 22.331 -2.450%
1967 22.893 -2.390%
1966 23.454 -2.340%
1965 24.016 -2.280%
1964 24.577 -2.240%
1963 25.139 -1.600%
1962 25.547 -1.570%
1961 25.955 -1.550%
1960 26.364 -1.520%
1959 26.772 -1.500%
1958 27.180 -2.150%
1957 27.776 -2.100%
1956 28.373 -2.060%
1955 28.969 -2.020%
1954 29.566 -1.980%
1953 30.162 -1.940%
1952 30.758 -1.900%
1951 31.355 -1.870%
1950 31.951 0.000%