According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all infant mortality rates have been dropping pretty steadily over the past almost 20 years; however, infant mortality rates in the African American population are disproportionately high.1
Infant mortality rates in American Indian and Alaska Native communities and certain sub-groups of the Hispanic/Latino population are also disproportionately high, specifically Mexican and Puerto Rican.
Infant Mortality Resources in Spanish
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Fetal and Perinatal Mortality: United States, 2013. PDF (1.4MB)
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