While infant mortality rates have fallen overall across the US, the black-white disparity is still present. In 2000, an average of 2.5 black infants died for every one white infant

Infant mortality deaths per 1,000 births (US)
white
black
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
216.8340110.8170.326.844.55.714.1
1850
1900
1950
2000
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Ratio of black to white infant mortality deaths per 1,000 births (US)
1.4
1.6
1.8
2
2.2
2.4
2.6
1850
1900
1950
2000