The Multicultural Health Institute (MHI) Infant Mortality Resources
  • African Americans have 2.4 times the infant mortality rate as non-Hispanic whites and they are four times as likely to die as infants due to complications related to low birth weight as compared to non-Hispanic white infants.

  • African Americans had 1.9 times the sudden infant death syndrome mortality rate as non-Hispanic whites, in 2006.

  • African American mothers were 2.5 times more likely than non-Hispanic white mothers to begin prenatal care in the 3rd trimester, or not receive prenatal care at all.

  • The infant mortality rate for African American mothers with over 13 years of education was almost three times that of Non-Hispanic White mothers in 2005.