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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, 2015-2017 Average

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• Of all infant deaths in California during 2015-2017 (average), 47.4% were Hispanic, 21.3% were white, 9.9% were black, 0.8% were American Indian/Alaska Native and 0.8% were Asian/Pacific Islander. 
• During 2015-2017 (average), the infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) in California was highest for Asian/Pacific Islander infants (11.7), followed by blacks (8.7), Hispanics (4.4), whites (3.4) and American Indian/Alaska Natives (2.9). 


  • 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 May 30, 2020, from