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Infant mortality by race and ethnicity in United States

Infant mortality by race and ethnicity

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Definition and Source



Deaths occurring to infants under 1 year of age per 1,000 live births.

The data are reported by place of residence, not place of death. Race/ethnic groups represented in this table are not mutually exclusive. The category of White includes only non-Hispanic White. The categories Black or African American, American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Two or more races include both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Those in the Hispanic or Latino category include those identified as being in one of the non-White race groups.

Data Source

2018-2021 data: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Multiple Causes of Death Microdata Files and Births: VitalStats


S – NCHS reporting standards not met.
N.A. – Data not available.

Last Updated

April 2023