New York Infant Mortality Report 2016-2019
The New York State Department of Health released a report showing from 2016 to 2019 the number of infant deaths in the state declined by 12%. This decline exceeded the overall national decline of 5% during the same period. The data also indicate that racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality persist. In 2019, the infant mortality rate for Non-Hispanic Black infants was 2.8 times higher than that of Non-Hispanic White infants and Hispanic infants.