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QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates, by Maternal Race/Ethnicity --- United States, 1995 and 2003

* Deaths of infants aged <1 year per 1,000 live births.

Includes persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin.

§ Difference not significant at p<0.05 (z test).

Persons of Hispanic origin might be of any race.

Infant mortality rates decreased significantly (p<0.05, z test) in the United States from 1995 to 2003. The rate for non-Hispanic black mothers was significantly higher than for all other groups for both years; the rate for American Indian/Alaska Native mothers was significantly higher than for non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics, and Asians/Pacific Islanders for both years.

SOURCE: Mathews TJ, MacDorman MF. Infant mortality statistics from the 2003 period linked birth/infant death data set. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2006;54(15).

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Date last reviewed: 6/22/2006

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