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Table 33a: Race - Live-born infants with very low birthweight (<1,500 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 57,967 1.4 484 1.2 1,294 1 115 1.3 19,078 3.1 36,309 1.1
                         
Mother's age                        
    Under 15 279 3.3 2 * 1 * 2 * 161 4.2 110 2.5
    15-19 8,430 1.8 84 1 59 2 25 1.8 3,425 2.9 4,756 1.4
    20-24 13,973 1.4 130 1 157 1.1 22 0.8 5,392 2.7 8,168 1.1
    25-29 13,732 1.3 109 1.1 314 0.8 25 1.1 4,310 3 8,805 1
    30-34 12,507 1.3 94 1.5 410 0.9 25 1.6 3,393 3.6 8,402 1.1
    35 and over 9,046 1.7 65 1.8 353 1.3 16 * 2,397 4 6,068 1.4
                         
Gender                        
    Female 28,169 1.4 229 1.1 656 1.1 46 1.1 9,425 3.1 17,488 1.1
    Male 29,798 1.4 255 1.2 638 1 69 1.5 9,653 3.1 18,821 1.2
                         
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                        
    Less than high school graduate 8,154 1.4 95 1.2 85 0.8 11 * 2,537 3.1 5,335 1.1
    High school graduate 16,877 1.5 152 1.1 285 1.1 40 1.1 6,282 3.1 9,971 1.2
    At least some college 22,643 1.2 137 1.2 819 1 35 1.2 6,114 3 15,218 1

*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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