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The infant mortality rate had stood at 121 per 1,000 live births.
The infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of infants under one year of age per 1,000 live births in a given population.
The overall infant mortality rate in 2002 for all races was 7.0 per 1,000 live births, which was a slight increase over the previous year.
Similarly the infant mortality rate for unmarried mothers is often more than 83 percent higher than the mortality rate for married women.
Likewise, the infant mortality rate is characteristically higher for the infants of mothers who smoke than for those of nonsmokers.
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