The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics released Data Brief No. 295, State Variations in Infant Mortality by Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother, 2013–2015. According to the report, which includes data from 2013-2015, Oklahoma had the 8th highest overall rate of infant mortality with a rate of 7.42 deaths/1,000 live births. The infant mortality rate (and rank) was also reported by race and Hispanic origin as follows: Non-Hispanic White, 6.86 (4th highest), Non-Hispanic Black, 12.91 (6th highest), and Hispanic, 6.05 (9th highest).
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