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Location: Illinois
Topic: Percentage of infant deaths by race/ethnicity
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Percentage of infant deaths by race/ethnicity: Illinois, 2015-2017 Average

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• Of all infant deaths in Illinois during 2015-2017 (average), 18.4% were Hispanic, 39.0% were white, 34.6% were black, N/A were American Indian/Alaska Native and N/A were Asian/Pacific Islander. 
• During 2015-2017 (average), the infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) in Illinois was highest for black infants (12.7), followed by Hispanics (5.3), whites (4.5) and American Indian/Alaska Natives (3.6). 


  • 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