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Topic: Perinatal mortality by race
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Perinatal mortality by race: United States, 2004-2006 Average

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• During 2004-2006 (average), the perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths) in the United States was highest for black infants (11.8), followed by American Indian/Alaska Natives (6.4), whites (5.6) and Asian/Pacific Islanders (4.9). 
• Perinatal mortality is defined using the Perinatal Mortality I definition, which includes fetal deaths at 28 weeks gestation or more and infant deaths less than one week of age. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Perinatal deaths: Reduce to no more than 5.9 per 1,000 live birth and fetal deaths.

Footnotes

  • Perinatal deaths include fetal deaths at 28 weeks gestation or more and infant deaths less than one week of age.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, fetal mortality data and period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved December 10, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.