SDG Indicator 3.2.1

Indicator 3.2.1 - Infant mortality rate
Data for Indicator 3.2.1 depicts the infant mortality rate for San Diego County.
The San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) defines infant mortality as death under one year of age. 
As illustrated in the cards below, the infant mortality rate for San Diego County in 2020 was 3.19 per 1,000 live births. This is the lowest rate observed from 2000 to 2020. 
The graph below displays a decrease in infant mortality rates within San Diego County between the year 2000 to 2020 with small peaks in 2004, 2013, and 2018.
The region saw a decrease from a rate of 5.87 infant deaths in 2000 to 3.19 in 2020. 

The chart below displays the breakdown of infant deaths by the race of the mother.
Note that for mothers who identify as two or more races and one of those races is Hispanic, they will be grouped with the Hispanic category. This is only the case for two or more races and Hispanic. 

As seen in the chart below, infants born to mothers aged 20 to 24 face the highest infant mortality rate in the region, while infants born to mothers aged 35 to 39 face the lowest rates.

Children born to mothers who did not graduate high school or receive a GED face the highest infant mortality rates in San Diego County. Rates steadily declined in rates with increased educational attainment of the mother. 

The charts below show that infant mortality rates are highest when prenatal care began in the third trimester of the pregnancy or did not begin at all. The lowest infant mortality rates were observed in cases where prenatal care began in the second trimester of pregnancy.

The map below illustrates infant mortality rates per 1,000 live births by the HHSA region the mother is from.
Data for this indicator is compiled by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.