United States ranked 28th in the world in infant mortality, in 2006.
In the United States in 2006, 28,509 infants died before reaching their first birthday, an infant mortality rate of 6.7 per 1,000 live births.
African American infants are more than two times more likely to die during the first year of life than white infants.
Infant mortality rate by race per thousand live birth
o Asian – 4.3
o Blacks – 13.1
o Native American – 8.3
o White – 5.7
o Total – 6.7
The United States infant mortality rate was more than 3 times as high as the infant mortality rate in Hong Kong (1.8 per 1,000 live births), the country with the lowest reported rate in 2006.
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