QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates For Metro and Nonmetro Counties,* by Race and Hispanic Origin — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017
Weekly / January 24, 2020 / 69(3);95
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* Urbanization level is based on maternal county of residence. Counties were classified according to their metropolitan status using the National Center for Health Statistics Urban–Rural Classification Scheme (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/urban_rural.htm).
In metropolitan counties, infant mortality rates were lowest for infants of non-Hispanic white mothers (4.50 infant deaths per 1,000 live births), followed by rates for infants of Hispanic mothers (5.08) and highest for infants of non-Hispanic black mothers (10.84). In nonmetropolitan counties, the mortality rate was lowest for infants of Hispanic mothers (5.38) followed by infants of non-Hispanic white mothers (6.05) and highest for infants of non-Hispanic black mothers (11.81). The infant mortality rate was significantly lower for infants of non-Hispanic white women in metro counties compared with nonmetro counties; differences in rates between metro and nonmetro counties for the two other groups were not significant.
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Linked birth/infant death period file, 2017.
Reported by: Danielle M. Ely, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4812.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates For Metro and Nonmetro Counties, by Race and Hispanic Origin — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:95. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6903a6external icon.
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