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Location: Mississippi
Topic: Infant mortality rates by race
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Infant mortality rates by race: Mississippi, 2011-2013 Average

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• During 2011-2013 (average), the infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) in Mississippi was highest for American Indian/Alaska Native infants (13.4), followed by blacks (12.4), Asian/Pacific Islanders (7.9) and whites (6.7). 
• American Indian/Alaska Native infants (13.4) were 2 times as likely as white infants (6.7) to die during the first year of life during 2011-2013 (average). 

Healthy people 2020

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


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


  • National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved April 09, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.