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Topic: Infant mortality rates by race
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Infant mortality rates by race: Iowa, 2015-2017 Average

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• During 2015-2017 (average), the infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) in Iowa was highest for black infants (10.5), followed by Asian/Pacific Islanders (5.9) and whites (4.7). 
• Black infants (10.5) were about 2 times as likely as white infants (4.7) to die during the first year of life during 2015-2017 (average). 

Healthy people 2020

  • Infant deaths: reduce to no more than 6 per 1,000 live births.

Footnotes

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

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved September 21, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.