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Topic: Infant mortality rates by race
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Infant mortality rates by race: United States, 2008-2010 Average

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• During 2008-2010 (average), the infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) in the United States was highest for black infants (11.9), followed by Native Americans (8.4), whites (5.4) and Asians (4.4). 
• Black infants (11.9) were about 3 times as likely as Asian infants (4.4) to die during the first year of life during 2008-2010 (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 May 23, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.