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Table 34b: Ethnicity - Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all, by ethnicity, United States, 2000

          Non-Hispanic
  Total Hispanic* Total** Black or African American White
Rate Population group Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
                     
Total 27,960 6.9 4,564 5.6 22,916 7.2 8,212 13.6 13,461 5.7
                     
Mother's age                    
    Under 15 151 17.7 47 17.7 102 17.6 75 20 27 14.9
    15-19 4,593 9.8 925 7.1 3,609 10.8 1,579 13.6 1,879 9.2
    20-24 7,724 7.6 1,278 5.2 6,331 8.3 2,593 13.2 3,506 6.7
    25-29 6,631 6.1 1,084 5 5,424 6.3 1,824 13.3 3,273 5
    30-34 5,238 5.6 709 5 4,421 5.7 1,284 14 2,815 4.6
    35 and over 3,623 6.6 521 6.8 3,029 6.5 857 14.7 1,962 5.4
                     
Gender                    
    Female 12,297 6.2 2,070 5.2 10,025 6.4 3,648 12.3 5,841 5.1
    Male 15,664 7.5 2,494 6 12,891 7.9 4,564 14.9 7,621 6.3
                     
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 4,595 7.9 1,595 5.4 2,968 10.7 1,197 15 1,595 9.2
    High school graduate 8,146 7.3 1,031 5 7,015 7.8 2,660 13.5 4,042 6.3
    At least some college 9,219 5 747 4.5 8,382 5.1 2,310 11.5 5,526 4.2

*Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

**Includes persons of other races not shown.

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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