Ohio's Infant Mortality Rate Rises After Dropping in 2014

The Columbus Dispatch reported that Franklin County is seeing a reduction in babies who die before turning one.


The Ohio Department of Health released data showing that 7.6 babies of every 1,000 died in the county last year, down from 8.4 deaths for every 1,000 births in 2014.

The dip is a indicator of the effectiveness a five-year program aimed at reducing Franklin's above-average infant-mortality rate. While the numbers are encouraging, many experts are treating the results with caution.