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QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates, by Mother's Place of Birth and Race/Ethnicity --- United States,* 2007

The figure shows infant mortality rates, by mother's place of birth and race/ethnicity in the United States in 2007. In 2007, the infant mortality rate for infants of mothers born in the United States (7.15 per 1,000 live births) was 40% higher than the rate for infants of mothers born outside the United States (5.10). Infant mortality rates for infants of non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Asian/Pacific Islander mothers were significantly higher for those born in the United States compared with infants of mothers born elsewhere. Among Hispanic populations, only mothers of Mexican descent born in the United States had higher rates than those born elsewhere. Differences for other racial/ethnic populations were not statistically significant.

* Includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Includes persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic ethnicity.

In 2007, the mortality rate for infants of mothers born in the United States (7.15 per 1,000 live births) was 40% higher than the rate for infants of mothers born outside the United States (5.10). Mortality rates for infants of non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Asian/Pacific Islander mothers were significantly higher for infants of mothers born in the United States compared with infants of mothers born elsewhere. Among Hispanic populations, only mothers of Mexican descent born in the United States had infants with higher mortality rates compared with infants of mothers born elsewhere. Differences for other racial/ethnic populations were not statistically significant.

Source: Mathews TJ, MacDorman MF. Infant mortality statistics from the 2007 period linked birth/infant death data set. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2011;59(6). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_06.pdf.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows infant mortality rates, by mother's place of birth and race/ethnicity in the United States in 2007. In 2007, the infant mortality rate for infants of mothers born in the United States (7.15 per 1,000 live births) was 40% higher than the rate for infants of mothers born outside the United States (5.10). Infant mortality rates for infants of non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Asian/Pacific Islander mothers were significantly higher for those born in the United States compared with infants of mothers born elsewhere. Among Hispanic populations, only mothers of Mexican descent born in the United States had higher rates than those born elsewhere. Differences for other racial/ethnic populations were not statistically significant.



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