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Topic: Multiple deliveries by race/ethnicity
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Multiple deliveries by race/ethnicity: United States, 2013-2015 Average

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• In the United States in 2015, the multiple birth ratio was 34.5 per 1,000 live births. 
• In the United States during 2013-2015 (average), the multiple birth ratio (per 1,000 live births) was highest for black infants (40.2), followed by whites (37.8), Asian/Pacific Islanders (31.6), American Indian/Alaska Natives (26.3) and Hispanics (24.8). 

Footnotes

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

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved January 22, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.