The US Infant Mortality Rate Is Embarrassing, But It's Getting Better
More than 50 countries have a better infant survival rate than the U.S.By Kate Grumke | December 9, 2015
The U.S. infant mortality rate has reached a historic low, according to a new report from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.
The infant death rate is down 2.3 percent. It is now 582.1 infant deaths per 100,000 live births, which puts our infant mortality rate at .58 percent.
While about half of a percent seems low, compared to other developed nations, the U.S. infant mortality rate is actually pretty high.