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Table 33c: Education - Live-born infants with very low birthweight (<1,500 grams), by mother's education, United States, 2000

  Total Less than high school graduate* High school graduate* At least some college*
Population group Number % Number % Number % Number %
                 
Total 57967 1.4 8154 1.4 16877 1.5 22643 1.2
                 
Mother's age                
    20-24 13973 1.4 3590 1.3 6234 1.4 3760 1.3
    25-29 13732 1.3 2040 1.3 4544 1.4 6698 1.2
    30-34 12507 1.3 1429 1.6 3558 1.6 7126 1.2
    35 and over 9046 1.7 1095 2.1 2541 2 5059 1.4
                 
Mother's race                
    American Indian or Alaska Native 484 1.2 95 1.2 152 1.1 137 1.2
    Asian 1294 1 85 0.8 285 1.1 819 1
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 115 1.3 11 ** 40 1.1 35 1.2
    Black or African American 19078 3.1 2537 3.1 6282 3.1 6114 3
    White 36309 1.1 5335 1.1 9971 1.2 15218 1
                 
Mother's ethnicity                
    Hispanic 9333 1.1 2959 1 2400 1.2 1928 1.2
    Non-Hispanic 47958 1.5 5149 1.9 14344 1.6 20545 1.2
      Black or African American 18733 3.1 2480 3.1 6202 3.2 6013 3
      White 26786 1.1 2409 1.4 7551 1.2 13256 1

*Education data are for persons age 20 and older.

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

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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