U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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Infant Mortality Rates,* by Maternal Race/Ethnicity, 1985–2007

Deaths per 1,000 live births for:

  • Non-Hispanic Black decreased from approximately 19.0 to 13.8
  • All races decreased from approximately 10.5 to 6.8
  • Hispanic decreased from approximately 9.0 to 5.7
  • Non-Hispanic White decreased from approximately 9.0 to 5.6

*Under 1 year of age.

Source II.2: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System

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