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Topic: Infant mortality rates by race/ethnicity
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Infant mortality rates by race/ethnicity: United States, 2011-2013 Average

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• 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). 
• Black infants (11.3) were about 3 times as likely as Asian infants (4.0) to die during the first year of life during 2011-2013 (average). 

Healthy people 2020

  • Infant deaths: reduce to no more than 6 per 1,000 live births.


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • An infant death occurs within the first year of life.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved November 25, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.