TABLE 5

IMRs, FMRs, and Percent Change: United States and Each State, 1995–1997 and 2002–2004

State of ResidenceIMRaFMRb
1995–19972002–2004Percent Change1995–19972002–2004Percent Change
United States7.366.86−7c4.684.12−12c
Alabama9.888.82−115.915.67−4
Alaska7.446.36−15c2.933.9435
Arizona7.446.55−12c4.064.193
Arkansas8.948.47−55.595.18−7
California6.055.25−13c4.483.78−16c
Colorado6.716.11−9c4.493.93−13c
Connecticut6.885.75−16c3.783.41−10
Delaware7.668.88164.053.39−16
District of Columbia14.9211.42−23c7.145.01−30c
Florida7.387.33−15.194.75−9
Georgia9.118.65−55.914.89−17c
Hawaii6.056.95153.573.817
Idaho6.646.14−84.494.12−8
Illinois8.817.53−15c4.784.06−15c
Indiana8.407.78−75.384.32−20c
Iowa7.125.36−25c4.063.44−15c
Kansas7.507.04−63.993.66−8
Kentucky7.346.94−54.984.77−4
Louisiana9.439.9555.484.65−15c
Maine5.255.01−53.832.97−22c
Maryland8.688.09−75.344.72−12
Massachusetts5.134.80−63.863.63−6
Michigan8.188.09−13.733.52−6
Minnesota6.184.85−22c4.163.50−16
Mississippi10.6210.32−37.446.08−18
Missouri7.507.9564.314.28−1
Montana6.916.42−74.023.72−7
Nebraska7.896.34−204.574.22−8
Nevada6.166.00−34.314.668
New Hampshire4.804.9333.183.06−4
New Jersey6.575.62−15c4.304.12−4
New Mexico6.266.11−23.362.63−22c
New York7.126.08−15c5.234.66−11
North Carolina9.188.35−95.524.62−16c
North Dakota6.286.4834.713.25−31
Ohio8.067.74−44.794.20−12
Oklahoma8.087.95−25.553.89−30c
Oregon5.765.59−34.163.50−16c
Pennsylvania7.747.40−44.823.97−18c
Rhode Island6.476.40−13.313.08−7
South Carolina9.218.98−36.495.69−12
South Dakota7.427.11−44.063.32−18c
Tennessee8.759.0534.704.06−14
Texas6.386.3704.073.61−11c
Utah5.785.26−93.763.45−8
Vermont6.254.68−253.562.95−17
Virginia7.747.48−34.534.13−9
Washington5.755.62−23.943.55−10c
West Virginia8.247.98−35.214.71−10
Wisconsin7.036.43−94.253.79−11
Wyoming6.766.9934.304.8613
  • Fetal deaths with not-stated period of gestation are proportionally distributed to <24 and ≥24 weeks.

  • a Infant deaths (<1 year) per 1000 live births.

  • b Fetal deaths at ≥20 weeks of gestation per 1000 live births plus fetal deaths.

  • c Significant at P < .05.