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Gaps in Maternal and Infant Health

September 07, 1998

In the United States, there are significant gaps in maternal and infant health among racial-ethnic groups.

Pregnancy-Related Mortality (per 100,000 deliveries)

White: 5.7

Black: 18.6

Hispanic: 9.5

American Indian: Not available

Asian: Not available

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Percentage of Women Who Smoke During Pregnancy

White: 17.1

Black: 10.6

Hispanic: 4.3

American Indian: 20.9

Asian: 3.4

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Teen Birth Rates (per 1,000 deliveries)

White: 39.3

Black: 99.3

Hispanic: 106.7

American Indian: 78.0

Asian: 20.4

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Percentage Receiving Early Prenatal Care (in the first trimester)

White: 87.1

Black: 70.4

Hispanic: 70.8

American Indian: 66.7

Asian: 79.9

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Percentage of Pre-Term Deliveries

White: 9.4

Black: 17.8

Hispanic: 10.9

American Indian: 12.4

Asian: 9.9

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Percentage of Low Birth-Weight Babies

White: 6.2

Black: 13.2

Hispanic: 6.3

American Indian: 6.6

Asian: 6.9

Source: National Center for Health Statistics; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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