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Topic: Percentage of infant deaths by race/ethnicity
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Percentage of infant deaths by race/ethnicity: United States, 2011-2013 Average

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• Of all infant deaths in the United States during 2011-2013 (average), 19.5% were Hispanic, 45.6% were white, 27.7% were black, 1.4% were Native American and 4.2% were Asian. 
• During 2011-2013 (average), the infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) in the United States was highest for black infants (11.3), followed by Native Americans (8.3), Hispanics (5.1), whites (5.1) and Asians (4.0). 


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Percentages will not total 100 percent since missing ethnicity data are not shown.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved November 27, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.