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Table 32a: Race - Live-born infants with low birthweight (<2,500 grams), by mother's race, United States, 2000

  Total AI/AN Asian NHOPI Black or African American White
Population group Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
                         
Total 307,030 7.6 2,811 6.8 8,968 7.1 585 6.6 80,778 13 208,818 6.5
                         
Mother's age                        
    Under 15 1,199 14.1 12 * 6 * 2 * 636 16.7 531 12
    15-19 44,598 9.5 545 6.8 339 11.3 129 9.4 16,326 13.7 26,730 8
    20-24 77,324 7.6 839 6.2 1,107 7.7 170 6.3 24,730 12.2 49,539 6.4
    25-29 72,736 6.7 646 6.4 2,436 6.4 125 5.5 16,968 12 51,059 5.8
    30-34 63,949 6.9 439 7.2 2,905 6.6 82 5.3 12,527 13.2 46,745 6.1
    35 and over 47,224 8.7 330 9 2,175 8 77 8.3 9,591 15.9 34,214 7.7
                         
Gender                        
    Female 160,263 8.1 1,455 7.1 4,615 7.6 284 6.6 43,056 14.1 108,309 7
    Male 146,767 7.1 1,356 6.4 4,353 6.6 301 6.6 37,722 11.9 100,509 6.2
                         
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                        
    Less than high school graduate 47,561 8.2 550 7.2 674 6.7 66 8.7 12,334 14.8 33,373 7.1
    High school graduate 88,128 7.9 914 6.7 1,850 7.3 236 6.3 26,167 13 57,747 6.8
    At least some college 120,410 6.6 738 6.5 5,896 6.9 143 5.1 23,773 11.6 87,268 5.8

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality (based on < 20 births).

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System.

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