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Infant and Neonatal Mortality,* by State and Maternal Race, 2007

Infant and Neonatal Mortality, by State and Maternal Race, 2007
State Infant Deaths Neonatal Deaths
Total
(All Races)
White
(Includes Hispanic)
Black
(Includes Hispanic)
Total
(All Races)
White
(Includes Hispanic)
Black
(Includes Hispanic)

*Mortality figures are presented as number of deaths per 1,000 live births. Infant mortality is defined as death during the first year of life, neonatal mortality is death during the first 28 days of life.

N/A: Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision

Source II.1: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System.

Alabama 9.89 7.98 14.35 6.27 4.90 9.5
Alaska 6.51 5.20 n/a 3.17 3.03 n/a
Arizona 6.83 6.49 14.95 4.69 4.53 10.12
Arkansas 7.66 6.47 13.17 4.33 3.38 8.61
California 5.20 4.89 12.35 3.55 3.34 7.98
Colorado 6.12 5.85 13.16 4.17 4.01 8.19
Connecticut 6.63 5.90 12.07 5.06 4.46 9.41
Delaware 7.48 6.12 11.84 5.34 4.32 8.80
District of Columbia 13.09 8.52 16.61 9.70 5.87 12.60
Florida 7.05 5.52 12.21 4.42 3.53 7.47
Georgia 7.98 5.56 12.77 5.07 3.58 7.90
Hawaii 6.48 6.11 n/a 4.23 3.59 n/a
Idaho 6.75 6.59 n/a 4.52 4.46 n/a
Illinois 6.73 5.22 14.16 4.78 3.84 9.46
Indiana 7.58 6.61 15.99 4.79 4.13 10.40
Iowa 5.50 5.34 11.58 3.30 3.27 n/a
Kansas 7.93 7.03 18.98 5.00 4.49 11.63
Kentucky 6.69 6.01 12.69 4.06 3.73 7.58
Louisiana 9.17 6.14 14.08 5.35 3.49 8.37
Maine 6.30 6.33 n/a 4.46 4.54 n/a
Maryland 8.00 4.79 13.63 5.80 3.54 9.67
Massachusetts 4.93 4.54 8.76 3.42 3.11 6.12
Michigan 7.94 6.11 16.39 5.56 4.37 11.12
Minnesota 5.55 4.69 11.70 3.80 3.28 7.13
Mississippi 10.04 6.65 13.87 5.89 3.83 8.37
Missouri 7.48 5.89 16.48 4.99 3.77 11.69
Montana 6.35 5.94 n/a 3.62 3.49 n/a
Nebraska 6.76 6.12 14.04 4.86 4.38 10.53
Nevada 6.36 6.03 12.35 4.03 3.81 8.15
New Hampshire 5.36 5.34 n/a 3.25 3.31 n/a
New Jersey 5.18 4.13 11.02 3.44 2.86 6.87
New Mexico 6.27 5.99 n/a 3.89 3.88 n/a
New York 5.57 4.95 8.82 3.70 3.27 5.95
North Carolina 8.49 6.35 15.14 5.70 4.24 10.28
North Dakota 7.47 6.80 n/a 4.86 5.07 n/a
Ohio 7.69 6.34 14.81 5.18 4.21 10.20
Oklahoma 8.52 7.25 18.03 4.78 4.16 10.82
Oregon 5.75 5.70 n/a 3.95 3.93 n/a
Pennsylvania 7.56 6.12 15.07 4.98 4.12 9.45
Rhode Island 7.35 6.52 16.00 5.41 4.79 n/a
South Carolina 8.57 6.03 13.69 5.66 3.93 9.13
South Dakota 6.44 5.55 n/a 4.16 4.01 n/a
Tennessee 8.31 6.44 15.74 5.19 3.91 10.19
Texas 6.29 5.68 11.51 3.86 3.43 7.37
Utah 5.08 4.98 n/a 3.39 3.35 n/a
Vermont 5.07 4.76 n/a 3.07 n/a n/a
Virginia 7.79 5.80 15.41 5.35 3.76 11.26
Washington 4.82 4.33 10.28 2.85 2.63 5.55
West Virginia 7.46 6.95 n/a 4.68 4.33 n/a
Wisconsin 6.46 5.37 15.18 4.03 3.56 8.34
Wyoming 7.35 6.65 n/a 3.67 3.66 n/a

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