Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 1991 - 2005, full description in table below.

Tabular version of Chart "Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 1991 - 2005" by Rate per 1,000 Live Births

Calender Year WIC & FCM
1991 10.7
1992 10.1
1993 9.6
1994 9.0
1995 9.3
1996 8.4
1997 8.2
1998 8.2
1999 8.3
2000 8.3
2001 7.5
2002 7.2
2003 7.6
2004 7.3
2005 7.2

This report began with Dr. Helen Wallace's observation that the infant mortality rate is the most sensitive index of the status of economic and social development of any country. The state has made steady progress in reducing its infant mortality rate, in part, due to the improvement of birth outcomes as a result of at-risk women participating in the WIC and FCM programs. As noted earlier, and as evidenced in the next chart, the infant mortality rate is more than 60 percent lower when infants born to Medicaid-eligible women participated in WIC and FCM during pregnancy when compared to infants whose mothers did not participate in this integrated MCH program.

Participation in WIC and FCM saves lives.

Medicaid Client Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 2002 - 2004, full description in table below.

Tabular version of Chart "Medicaid Client Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 2002 - 2004" by Rate per 1,000 Live Births

Calender Year Medicaid Only With WIC and/or FCM
2002 17.7 6.3
2003 20.5 6.0
2004 18.9 6.2