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U.S. mortality rates (deaths per 1,000 live births) among infants, by race/ethnicity of mother, 1997-2002 (line graph): 2002: All races, 7.0; non-Hispanic White, 5.8; non-Hispanic Black, 13.9; Hispanic, 5.6. Infant mortality rates have remained steady or declined slightly among all racial and ethnic groups.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2004. Hyattsville, MD: 2004.