These are troubling statistics: Both infant mortality rate and premature delivery rate in Ohio are trending high over the past few years. In fact, Ohio ranks among the highest in the United States.
Why is infant mortality rate important?
Infant mortality rate gives us a broader picture of maternal and infant health in the United States. Infant mortality rate is often used as an indicator of the overall health of a population.
Elk & Elk recently published a white paper discussing Ohio’s rising infant mortality and premature delivery rates.