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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Infant Mortality Rate, 1998

Table 39
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 New Jersey $971   27 Georgia $542
2 Connecticut 966   28 North Carolina 536
3 Hawaii 839   29 Virginia 532
4 Delaware 812   30 Ohio 520
5 Massachusetts 802   31 Nebraska 519
6 NEW YORK $787   32 Kentucky 516
7 Rhode Island 759   33 New Mexico 509
8 Nevada 740   34 Arkansas 505
9 Florida 709   35 Indiana 492
10 Colorado 680   35 Wisconsin 492
11 Louisiana 679   37 Iowa 489
12 New Hampshire 674   38 Oklahoma 488
13 Maryland 661   39 Utah 486
14 Minnesota 651   40 Kansas 484
15 Pennsylvania 643   41 Tennessee 483
16 Texas 635   42 Montana 479
17 West Virginia 623   43 South Dakota 474
17 Alaska 623   44 Maine 470
19 Illinois 619   45 South Carolina 466
19 Arizona 619   46 Wyoming 463
21 Washington 590   47 Idaho 462
22 California 574   48 Alabama 461
23 Oregon 557   49 North Dakota 443
24 Vermont 555   50 Mississippi 419
25 Missouri 554   U.S. average $616
26 Michigan 547  
N.Y.S.% above avg.
27.8%
Source: Public Policy Institute calculations from Insurance Information Institute data
"Tort tax" includes liability insurance for auto and other coverage, as well as medical malpractice and self-insurance costs.