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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 46
Change in Infant Mortality Rate, 1990-95
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Wyoming 3.61% 27 Iowa -18.42%
2 Oklahoma -3.16% 28 NEW YORK -18.58%
3 Arkansas -5.64% 29 New Jersey -18.98%
4 Kentucky -5.66% 30 Colorado -19.50%
5 Alabama -5.90% 31 Michigan -20.41%
6 Indiana -6.64% 32 Pennsylvania -20.42%
7 Tennessee -6.71% 33 Georgia -20.71%
8 Nebraska -7.12% 34 Massachusetts -21.65%
9 South Dakota -7.83% 35 Florida -22.04%
10 Kansas -8.66% 36 New Mexico -22.05%
11 Maryland -8.90% 37 South Carolina -22.75%
12 Vermont -9.52% 38 California -22.88%
13 Wisconsin -9.76% 39 Connecticut -24.43%
14 Hawaii -10.98% 40 Virginia -25.49%
15 Minnesota -12.21% 41 Oregon -26.06%
16 North Carolina -12.35% 42 Idaho -26.44%
17 Mississippi -12.69% 43 West Virginia -27.05%
18 Maine -13.18% 44 Nevada -28.40%
19 Louisiana -13.28% 45 Delaware -28.57%
20 Ohio -14.55% 46 North Dakota -30.00%
21 Rhode Island -14.71% 47 Utah -31.73%
22 Illinois -16.28% 48 New Hampshire -32.49%
23 Arizona -16.29% 49 Alaska -36.19%
24 Missouri -16.31% 50 Washington -40.05%
25 Montana -17.04% U.S. Average -17.57%
26 Texas -18.22% N.Y.S. better than avg. 5.75%
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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