Home BLOG Facts and Stats Did you know? African American Mother’s Are More Predisposed to Adverse Birth Outcomes
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- African American infants have 2 times the rate of preterm delivery and low birth rates as Nonhispanic-White infants.
- African American infants have 3 times the rate of very low birth weight (<1500 grams or 3lbs, 4oz) and very preterm delivery (<32 weeks gestation).
- Low birth weight and preterm delivery are the leading causes of infant mortality for African American infants.
- The infant mortality rate is 5.7 per 1,000 Caucasian infants and is 13.3 per 1,000African American infants.