National Center for Effective Mental Halth Consultation

IntroductionOpening our eyes to the statistics

Approximately 14% of women living in the U.S. in their child bearing years are African American, but 28% of infant deaths occur among the African American community.

population versus infant deaths

Population data: US, 2006. All race categories exclude Hispanics. Source: US Census Bureau, Population estimates based on bridged race categories released by National Center for Health Statistics. Retrieved December 8, 2009, from

Infant death data: US, 2003-2005 average. All race categories exclude Hispanics. Percentages will not total 100 percent since missing ethnicity data are not shown. Source: National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data. Retrieved December 8, 2009, from

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