Infant mortality by race

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Data Provided By National KIDS COUNT

Definitions: Deaths occurring to infants under 1 year of age per 1,000 live births.
The data are reported by place of residence, not place of death. Race/ethnic groups represented in this table are not mutually exclusive. The category of white includes only non-Hispanic white. The categories Black or African American, American Indian, and Asian and Pacific Islander include both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Those in the Hispanic or Latino category include those identified as being in one of the non-White race groups.

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.
2005-2015 data: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Multiple Causes of Death Public Use Files for 2005-2015 CD-Rom and Births: VitalStats http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/vitalstats.htm.

2003-2004 data: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the Multiple Causes of Death Public Use Files for 2003-2004 CD-Rom and 2003-2004 Natality Data Set CD Series 21 (ASCII version), National Center for Health Statistics.

1999-2002 data: Infant Mortality Statistics from the 1999-2002 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set, National Vital Statistics Reports at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/nvsr.htm.

Footnotes: Updated May 2017.
S – NCHS reporting standards not met.
N.A. – Data not available.