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Table 34a: Race - Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all, by race, United States, 2000

  Total AI/AN Asian NHOPI Black or African American White
Population group Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
                         
Total 27,960 6.9 346 8.3 573 4.5 73 8.2 8,391 13.5 18,246 5.7
                         
Mother's age                        
    Under 15 151 17.7 1 * 1 * 0 * 76 19.9 73 16.5
    15-19 4,593 9.8 74 9.1 25 8.5 23 16.3 1,616 13.6 2,810 8.4
    20-24 7,724 7.6 96 7.1 68 4.8 15 * 2,648 13.1 4,825 6.2
    25-29 6,631 6.1 91 9.1 149 3.9 15 * 1,858 13.1 4,429 5.1
    30-34 5,238 5.6 59 9.7 195 4.4 11 * 1,311 13.8 3,589 4.7
    35 and over 3,623 6.6 25 6.7 134 4.9 8 * 882 14.6 2,520 5.7
                         
Gender                        
    Female 12,297 6.2 137 6.7 265 4.3 24 5.5 3,708 12.1 8,023 5.1
    Male 15,664 7.5 210 9.9 308 4.7 49 10.8 4,683 14.8 10,223 6.2
                         
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                        
    Less than high school graduate 4,595 7.9 77 10.1 57 5.6 8 * 1,226 14.7 3,184 6.8
    High school graduate 8,146 7.3 107 7.8 116 4.6 22 5.7 2,694 13.3 5,121 6
    At least some college 9,219 5 77 6.7 342 4 18 * 2,351 11.4 6,306 4.2

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

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

Note: The number of deaths for infant mortality is based on a record weight from the linked birth and infant death file, which adjusts for the approximately 2-3% of records each year that cannot be linked to their corresponding birth certificates. Therefore, because of number rounding, the number of deaths for sub-groups may not add up to the total. 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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