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Location: California
Topic: Infant mortality rates by race
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Infant mortality rates by race: California, 2016-2018 Average

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• During 2016-2018 (average), the infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) in California was highest for black infants (8.2), followed by American Indian/Alaska Natives (6.1), whites (4.0) and Asian/Pacific Islanders (3.4). 
• Black infants (8.2) were about 2 times as likely as Asian/Pacific Islander infants (3.4) to die during the first year of life during 2016-2018 (average). 

Healthy people 2030

  • Infant deaths: reduce the rate of infant deaths within 1 year of age to no more than 5 per 1,000 live births.


  • An infant death occurs within the first year of life.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved January 23, 2022, from