Infant Mortality Rates

Monroe County, New York (2013 - 2015)

Consistent with the region overall, Monroe County has a large infant mortality disparity for African-Americans. The African-American infant mortality rates are by far the highest in each geographic area. And although the African-American rate is lower in the suburbs than the city, their suburban rate is still nearly double the white rate in the Focus Area*, which includes some of the most vulnerable neighborhoods in the city. Within the Focus Area, the Latino infant mortality rate is double the white rate, but elsewhere in the city and in the suburbs there is no significant difference.

The Focus Area consists of eight high-poverty ZIP codes in the city of Rochester with particularly high concentration of African-Americans and Latinos. See a map of the Focus Area here.

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