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Infant mortality rates, by race/ethnicity: Various years, 1983 to 2002 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 1.8: Birth Rates and Child Mortality

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Table 1.8a. Infant mortality rates, by race/ethnicity: Various years, 1983 to 2002
Year Total White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska Native
1983 10.9 9.2 19.1 9.5 8.3 15.2
1984 10.4 8.6 18.1 9.3 8.9 13.4
1985 10.4 8.6 18.3 8.8 7.8 13.1
1986 10.1 8.3 18.0 8.4 7.8 13.9
1987 9.8 8.1 17.5 8.2 7.3 13.0
1988 9.6 7.8 18.0 8.3 6.8 12.7
1989 9.5 7.8 18.0 8.1 7.4 13.4
1990 8.9 7.2 16.9 7.5 6.6 13.1
1991 8.6 7.0 16.6 7.1 5.8 11.3
1995 7.6 6.3 14.7 6.3 5.3 9.0
1996 7.3 6.0 14.2 6.1 5.2 10.0
1997 7.2 6.0 13.7 6.0 5.0 8.7
1998 7.2 6.0 13.9 5.8 5.5 9.3
1999 7.0 5.8 14.1 5.7 4.8 9.3
2000 6.9 5.7 13.6 5.6 4.9 8.3
2001 6.8 5.7 13.5 5.4 4.7 9.7
2002 7.0 5.8 13.9 5.6 4.8 8.6
NOTE: Infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Infant deaths are deaths before a child's first birthday. Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native figures include those of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2004, based on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, National Linked Files of Live Births and Infant Deaths; and National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 53, No. 10, Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2002 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set, 2004.

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