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Topic: Multiple deliveries by race/ethnicity
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Multiple deliveries by race/ethnicity: United States, 2011-2013 Average

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• In the United States in 2013, the multiple birth ratio was 34.8 per 1,000 live births. 
• In the United States during 2011-2013 (average), the multiple birth ratio (per 1,000 live births) was highest for black infants (38.6), followed by whites (38.3), Asians (32.3), Native Americans (24.6) and Hispanics (23.9). 


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Multiple deliveries include twin, triplet and higher order deliveries.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved May 25, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.