Alabama


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Topic: Perinatal mortality by race/ethnicity
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Perinatal mortality by race/ethnicity: Alabama, 2004-2006 Average

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• During 2004-2006 (average), the perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths) in Alabama was highest for black infants (13.5), followed by Hispanics (7.3), whites (6.4) and Asians (4.2). 
• 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

  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • 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 July 17, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.