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Location: California
Topic: Percentage of infant deaths by race/ethnicity
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Percentage of infant deaths by race/ethnicity: California, 2011-2013 Average

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• Of all infant deaths in California during 2011-2013 (average), 48.0% were Hispanic, 24.1% were white, 11.8% were black, 0.6% were American Indian/Alaska Native and 10.6% were Asian/Pacific Islander. 
• During 2011-2013 (average), the infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) in California was highest for black infants (9.3), followed by American Indian/Alaska Natives (6.0), Hispanics (4.6), whites (3.9) and Asian/Pacific Islanders (3.5). 


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Percentages will not total 100 percent since missing ethnicity data are not shown.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved November 12, 2019, from