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INFANT AND NEONATAL MORTALITY

Infant and Neonatal Mortality Rates, by Race of Mother and State: 2002

Source (V.6): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System (2004)

States

Infant Mortality***

Neonatal Mortality****

All**

White†

Black †

All*

White †

Black †

Alabama

9.1

7.1

13.9

5.9

4.6

8.9

Alaska

5.5

4.2

*

2.0

*

*

Arizona

6.4

6.2

13.0

4.1

4.1

*

Arkansas

8.3

6.9

13.9

5.1

4.2

8.3

California

5.5

5.2

12.9

3.7

3.5

8.0

Colorado

6.1

5.5

21.1

4.0

3.6

13.6

Connecticut

6.5

5.5

14.2

4.7

4.2

9.0

Delaware

8.7

7.3

12.9

7.0

6.1

10.3

District of Columbia

11.3

*

14.5

7.6

*

9.3

Florida

7.5

5.8

13.6

5.0

3.9

9.1

Georgia

8.9

6.6

13.7

5.9

4.2

9.4

Hawaii

7.3

*

*

4.7

*

*

Idaho

6.1

6.1

*

4.0

4.1

*

Illinois

7.4

5.6

16.3

5.0

4.0

10.2

Indiana

7.7

6.8

15.3

5.3

4.7

9.6

Iowa

5.3

5.1

*

3.6

3.5

*

Kansas

7.1

6.5

15.2

4.8

4.4

10.0

Kentucky

7.2

6.6

14.2

4.2

4.0

6.7

Louisiana

10.3

6.9

15.0

6.6

4.4

9.7

Maine

4.4

4.3

*

3.2

3.1

*

Maryland

7.5

5.3

12.3

5.4

3.9

8.5

Massachusetts

4.9

4.5

9.1

3.7

3.5

6.1

Michigan

8.1

6.0

18.5

5.5

4.2

12.1

Minnesota

5.4

5.0

10.3

3.5

3.5

4.9

Mississippi

10.3

6.9

14.8

6.8

4.4

9.8

Missouri

8.5

7.1

17.1

5.5

4.7

11.0

Montana

7.5

7.1

*

4.9

4.7

*

Nebraska

7.0

6.1

20.8

4.8

4.2

15.3

Nevada

6.0

5.1

18.4

3.9

3.3

10.7

New Hampshire

5.0

5.3

*

3.5

3.7

*

New Jersey

5.7

4.5

12.8

4.1

3.2

9.2

New Mexico

6.3

5.7

*

4.3

4.0

*

New York

6.0

5.4

9.9

4.3

3.9

6.7

North Carolina

8.2

5.9

15.6

5.6

3.8

11.5

North Dakota

6.3

5.6

*

4.1

3.7

*

Ohio

7.9

6.2

17.7

5.4

4.2

12.1

Oklahoma

8.1

7.1

17.2

5.1

4.4

11.1

Oregon

5.8

5.6

*

3.8

3.8

*

Pennsylvania

7.6

6.6

15.1

5.6

4.9

10.2

Rhode Island

7.0

6.4

*

4.8

4.3

*

South Carolina

9.3

6.0

15.8

6.3

3.9

11.2

South Dakota

6.5

4.9

*

3.6

2.9

*

Tennessee

9.4

7.0

18.3

5.9

4.2

12.5

Texas

6.4

5.6

13.5

3.9

3.4

8.3

Utah

5.6

5.5

*

3.8

3.8

*

Vermont

4.4

4.5

*

*

*

*

Virginia

7.4

5.5

14.6

5.1

3.6

10.8

Washington

5.8

5.5

12.7

3.7

3.5

8.8

West Virginia

9.1

8.5

*

5.3

5.0

*

Wisconsin

6.9

5.6

18.9

4.8

4.0

12.9

Wyoming

6.7

6.8

*

3.8

3.9

*

* Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision.

** Includes races other than White or Black.

*** Rates are deaths less than one year per 1,000 live births in specified group.

**** Rates are deaths under 28 days per 1,000 live births in specified group.

† Includes Hispanic.