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Topic: Multiple deliveries by race/ethnicity
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Multiple deliveries by race/ethnicity: United States, 2012-2014 Average

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• In the United States in 2014, the multiple birth ratio was 35.1 per 1,000 live births. 
• In the United States during 2012-2014 (average), the multiple birth ratio (per 1,000 live births) was highest for black infants (39.4), followed by whites (38.2), Asian/Pacific Islanders (32.2), American Indian/Alaska Natives (25.6) and Hispanics (24.2). 


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Multiple deliveries include twin, triplet and higher order deliveries.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 20, 2017, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.