Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 1.8b.  Infant mortality rates, by race/ethnicity of mother: Selected years, 1984 to 2004

Year Total White
non-Hispanic
Black,
non-Hispanic
Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
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
2003 6.8 5.7 13.6 5.7 4.8 8.7
2004 6.8 5.7 13.6 5.6 4.7 8.5
NOTE: The infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Infant deaths are deaths before a child's first birthday. Race categories include persons of Hispanic ethnicity, unless otherwise specified (i.e., White, non-Hispanic and Black, non-Hispanic).
SOURCE: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2005, 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 Infant Mortality Statistics From the 2003 and 2004 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Sets, National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 54, No. 16, 2006, and Vol. 55, No. 19, 2007.