Cincinnati Children's Blog

Infant Deaths Lower in Hamilton County in 2016

Cradle Cincinnati released its latest report on infant mortality in Hamilton County that says the rate has dropped to 8.96 for every 1,000 births between 2012 and 2016.  That’s down from 10 deaths for every 1,000 births a decade ago.

While the rate is still below the national and state infant mortality rates, it is the fastest improvement in infant mortality in Ohio over the past four years.

Cradle Cincinnati focuses on three key factors to reduce infant mortality: preterm birth, safe sleep and birth defects.  For more information on Cradle’s most recent report on infant mortality, go to

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