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

          Non-Hispanic
  Total Hispanic* Total** Black or African American White
Population group Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
                     
Total 307,030 7.6 52,247 6.4 251,622 7.9 79,243 13.1 155,648 6.6
                     
Mother's age                    
    Under 15 1,199 14.1 314 11.9 876 15.1 625 16.8 223 12.1
    15-19 44,598 9.5 9,974 7.7 34,245 10.2 16,055 13.9 16,784 8.2
    20-24 77,324 7.6 14,808 6 61,815 8.1 24,305 12.3 34,629 6.6
    25-29 72,736 6.7 12,210 5.6 59,787 7 16,639 12.1 38,594 5.9
    30-34 63,949 6.9 8,756 6.2 54,488 7 12,263 13.4 37,681 6.1
    35 and over 47,224 8.7 6,185 8.1 40,411 8.7 9,356 16 27,737 7.6
                     
Gender                    
    Female 160,263 8.1 26,556 6.7 132,092 8.5 42,302 14.2 81,251 7.1
    Male 146,767 7.1 25,691 6.2 119,530 7.3 36,941 12.1 74,397 6.1
                     
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 47,561 8.2 17,719 6 29,537 10.6 12,069 15.2 15,714 9
    High school graduate 88,128 7.9 12,899 6.2 74,487 8.3 25,744 13.1 44,712 6.9
    At least some college 120,410 6.6 10,245 6.2 109,101 6.6 23,330 11.7 76,616 5.8

*Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

**Includes persons of other races not shown.

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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