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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 American Indian/Alaska Natives (8.3), Hispanics (5.1), whites (5.1) and Asian/Pacific Islanders (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 October 28, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.