TABLE 2-1 Infant Mortality Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin

 

Infant Deaths per 1,000 Live Births

Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother

1983-1985

1986-1988

1989-1991

1995-1997

1998-2000

All mothers

10.6

9.8

9.0

7.4

7.0

White

9.0

8.2

7.4

6.1

5.8

Black or African American

18.7

17.9

17.1

14.1

13.8

American Indian or Alaska Native

13.9

13.2

12.6

9.2

9.0

Asian or Pacific Islander

8.3

7.3

6.6

5.1

5.1

Chinese

7.4

5.8

5.1

3.3

3.5

Japanese

6.0

6.9

5.3

4.9

3.8

Filipino

8.2

6.9

6.4

5.7

5.9

Hawaiian

11.3

11.1

9.0

7.0

8.7

Other Asian or Pacific Islander

8.6

7.6

7.0

5.4

5.2

Hispanic or Latino

9.2

8.3

7.5

6.1

5.7

Mexican

8.8

7.9

7.2

5.9

5.5

Puerto Rican

12.3

11.1

10.4

8.5

8.1

Cuban

8.0

7.3

6.2

5.3

4.3

Central and South American

8.2

7.5

6.6

5.3

4.9

Other and unknown Hispanic or Latino

9.8

9.0

8.2

7.1

6.9

Not Hispanic or Latino

White

8.8

8.1

7.3

6.1

5.9

Black or African American

18.5

17.9

17.2

14.2

13.9

 

SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics (2003).



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