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Table 33b: Ethnicity - Live-born infants with very low birthweight (<1,500 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 57,967 1.4 9,333 1.1 47,958 1.5 18,733 3.1 26,786 1.1
                     
Mother's age                    
    Under 15 279 3.3 68 2.6 207 3.6 160 4.3 40 2.2
    15-19 8,430 1.8 1,694 1.3 6,634 2 3,370 2.9 3,041 1.5
    20-24 13,973 1.4 2,373 1 11,470 1.5 5,302 2.7 5,791 1.1
    25-29 13,732 1.3 2,163 1 11,422 1.3 4,240 3.1 6,592 1
    30-34 12,507 1.3 1,741 1.2 10,603 1.4 3,327 3.6 6,594 1.1
    35 and over 9,046 1.7 1,294 1.7 7,622 1.6 2,334 4 4,728 1.3
                     
Gender                    
    Female 28,169 1.4 4,399 1.1 23,464 1.5 9,290 3.1 12,973 1.1
    Male 29,798 1.4 4,934 1.2 24,494 1.5 9,443 3.1 13,813 1.1
                     
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 8,154 1.4 2,959 1 5,149 1.9 2,480 3.1 2,409 1.4
    High school graduate 16,877 1.5 2,400 1.2 14,344 1.6 6,202 3.2 7,551 1.2
    At least some college 22,643 1.2 1,928 1.2 20,545 1.2 6,013 3 13,256 1

*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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