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Table 35a: Race - Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams, 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 14,366 244.3 131 265.1 294 225 35 304.1 5,169 266.9 8,569 232.7
                         
Mother's age                        
    Under 15 81 283.5 1 * 1 * 0 * 43 261.5 36 320
    15-19 2,261 264.4 21 241.6 10 * 12 * 929 267.9 1,261 261.1
    20-24 3,659 258.3 34 260.2 37 233.4 4 * 1,511 276.1 2,042 246.6
    25-29 3,505 250.9 34 307.5 82 256.8 6 * 1,222 278.4 2,122 237
    30-34 2,856 225.1 31 318.5 91 220.9 6 * 885 256.1 1,809 212.5
    35 and over 2,003 218.9 10 * 72 203.5 6 * 580 239.5 1,299 211.5
                         
Gender                        
    Female 6,385 223.7 58 249.5 137 207.8 14 * 2,283 238.9 3,811 215.1
    Male 7,981 263.7 72 279.3 157 242.6 21 298.2 2,887 294.2 4,757 248.9
                         
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                        
    Less than high school graduate 1,980 239.7 27 288.9 28 333.5 3 * 612 238.3 1,291 238.6
    High school graduate 4,145 242.2 43 279.4 60 207.7 7 * 1,652 258.9 2,340 231.7
    At least some college 5,053 220.1 33 237.7 170 205.9 10 * 1,608 259.2 3,174 205.8

*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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