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122. Infant, Maternal, and Neonatal Mortality Rates and Fetal Mortality Ratios, by Race

[Deaths per 1,000 live births, except as noted. Excludes deaths of nonresidents of U.S. Beginning 1980, race for live births tabulated according to race of mother, for infant and neonatal mortality rates. Beginning 1989, race for live births tabulated according to race of mother, for maternal mortality rates and mortality rates. See also Appendix III]

 
Item and Race 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
Infant deaths 1 20.0 19.1 18.5 17.7 16.7 16.1 15.2 14.1 13.8 13.1 12.6 11.9 11.5 11.2 10.8 10.6 10.4 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.2 8.9 8.5 8.4 8.0 7.6 7.3 7.2 7.2
  White 17.8 17.1 16.4 15.8 14.8 14.2 13.3 12.3 12.0 11.4 10.9 10.3 9.9 9.6 9.3 9.2 8.8 8.5 8.4 8.1 7.6 7.3 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.0 6.0 6.0
  Black and other 30.9 28.5 27.7 26.2 24.9 24.2 23.5 21.7 21.1 19.8 20.2 18.8 18.3 17.8 17.1 16.8 16.7 16.5 16.1 16.3 15.5 15.1 14.4 14.1 13.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
    Black 32.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 26.2 (NA) (NA) 23.1 21.8 22.2 20.8 20.5 20.0 19.2 19.0 18.9 18.8 18.5 18.6 18.0 17.6 16.8 16.5 15.8 15.1 14.2 13.7 14.1
 
Maternal deaths 2 21.5 18.8 18.8 15.2 14.6 12.8 12.3 11.2 9.6 9.6 9.2 8.5 7.9 8.0 7.8 7.8 7.2 6.6 8.4 7.9 8.2 7.9 7.8 7.5 8.3 7.1 7.6 8.4 (NA)
  White 14.4 13.0 14.3 10.7 10.0 9.1 9.0 7.7 6.4 6.4 6.7 6.3 5.8 5.9 5.4 5.2 4.9 5.1 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.8 5.0 4.8 6.2 4.2 5.1 5.8 (NA)
  Black and other 55.9 45.3 38.5 34.6 35.1 29.0 26.5 26.0 23.0 22.7 19.8 17.3 16.4 16.3 16.9 18.1 16.0 12.0 17.4 16.5 19.1 15.6 18.2 17.6 16.2 18.5 16.9 18.3 (NA)
    Black 59.8 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 31.3 (NA) (NA) 25.0 25.1 21.5 20.4 18.2 18.3 19.7 20.4 18.8 14.2 19.5 18.4 22.4 18.3 20.8 20.5 18.5 22.1 20.3 20.8 (NA)
 
Fetal deaths 3 14.2 13.4 12.7 12.2 11.5 10.7 10.5 9.8 9.7 9.4 9.2 9.0 8.9 8.5 8.2 7.9 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.4 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  White 12.4 11.8 11.2 10.8 10.2 9.5 9.3 8.7 8.5 8.4 8.2 8.0 7.9 7.5 7.4 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.2 6.3 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Black and other 22.6 21.2 19.5 18.6 17.0 16.0 15.2 14.6 14.7 13.8 13.4 12.8 12.7 12.4 11.5 11.3 11.2 11.5 11.4 11.7 11.9 11.4 11.7 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
 
Neonatal deaths 4 15.1 14.2 13.6 13.0 12.3 11.6 10.9 9.9 9.5 8.9 8.5 8.0 7.7 7.3 7.0 7.0 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.2 5.8 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.1 4.9 4.7 4.7 (NA)
  White 13.8 13.0 12.4 11.8 11.1 10.4 9.7 8.7 8.4 7.9 7.4 7.0 6.7 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.7 5.4 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.9 (NA)
  Black and other 21.4 19.6 19.2 17.9 17.2 16.8 16.3 14.7 14.0 12.9 13.2 12.5 12.0 11.4 10.9 11.0 10.8 10.7 10.3 10.3 9.9 9.5 9.2 9.0 8.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
    Black 22.8 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 18.3 (NA) (NA) 15.5 14.3 14.6 14.0 13.6 12.9 12.3 12.6 12.3 12.3 12.1 11.9 11.6 11.2 10.8 10.7 10.2 9.8 9.2 9.0 (NA)


NA Not available.
1 Represents deaths of infants under 1 year old, exclusive of fetal deaths.
2 Per 100,000 live births from deliveries and complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium. Beginning 1979, deaths are classified according to the ninth revision of the International Classification of Diseases; earlier years classified according to the revision in use at the time; see text, section 2.
3 Beginning 1970, includes only those deaths with stated or presumed period of gestation of 20 weeks or more; for prior years, includes gestational age not stated.
4 Represents deaths of infants under 28 days old, exclusive of fetal deaths.

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Staistics of the United States, annual; and National Vital Statistics Report (NSVR) (formerly Monthly Vital Statistics Report). http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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