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Table 34c: Education - Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all, by mother's education, United States, 2000

  Total Less than high school graduate* High school graduate* At least some college*
Population group Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
                 
Total 27,960 6.9 4,595 7.9 8,146 7.3 9,219 5
                 
Mother's age                
    20-24 7,724 7.6 2,297 8.4 3,394 7.6 1,684 5.9
    25-29 6,631 6.1 1,168 7.2 2,219 6.8 2,872 4.9
    30-34 5,238 5.6 636 7.1 1,515 6.9 2,783 4.6
    35 and over 3,623 6.6 493 9.3 1,018 8.1 1,879 5.2
                 
Race                
    American Indian or Alaska Native 346 8.3 77 10.1 107 7.8 77 6.7
    Asian 573 4.5 57 5.6 116 4.6 342 4
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 73 8.2 8 ** 22 5.7 18 **
    Black or African American 8,391 13.5 1,226 14.7 2,694 13.3 2,351 11.4
    White 18,246 5.7 3,184 6.8 5,121 6 6,306 4.2
                 
Ethnicity                
    Hispanic 4,564 5.6 1,595 5.4 1,031 5 747 4.5
    Non-Hispanic 22,916 7.2 2,968 10.7 7,015 7.8 8,382 5.1
      Black or African American 8,212 13.6 1,197 15 2,660 13.5 2,310 11.5
      White 13,461 5.7 1,595 9.2 4,042 6.3 5,526 4.2

*Education data are for persons age 20 and older only.

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

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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