The Reduction of Infant Mortality in Illinois

The Family Case Management Program and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)


Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 1991 - 2005
Source: Vital Records - Illinois Department of Public Health

Chart 11: Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 1991 - 2005

Description of Chart 11: Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 1991 - 2005

Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 1991 - 2005

Source: Vital Records - Illinois Department of Public Health

Year IM Rate
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

Illinois 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.

Medicaid Client Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 2002 - 2005
Source: Vital Records - Illinois Department of Public Health and Department of Human Services

Chart 12: Medicaid Client Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 2002 - 2005

Description of Chart 12: Medicaid Client Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 2002 - 2005

Medicaid Client Infant Mortality Trend: Illinois 2002 - 2005

Source: Vital Records - Illinois Department of Public Health and Department of Human Services

Year Medicaid Only with WIC and/or FCM
2002 17.70 6.30
2003 20.50 6.00
2004 18.90 6.20
2005 17.12 5.01