QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates*, by Selected Racial/Ethnic Populations --- United States, 2002
In 2002, the infant mortality rate was highest for infants of non-Hispanic black mothers. Infants of Hawaiian, American Indian, and Puerto Rican mothers also had high rates. The lowest rates were observed for infants of Cuban and Chinese mothers. Additional birth data are available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm.
SOURCE: Mathews TJ, Menacker F, MacDorman MF. Infant mortality statistics from the 2002 period linked birth/infant death data set. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr53/nvsr53_10.pdf.
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