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Table 35b: Ethnicity - Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams, by ethnicity, United States, 2000

          Non-Hispanic
  Total Hispanic* Total** Black or African American White
Population group Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
                     
Total 14,366 244.3 2,232 235.6 11,869 244 5,053 265.7 6,232 229.5
                     
Mother's age                    
    Under 15 81 283.5 24 336 56 266.6 43 263.1 13 ***
    15-19 2,261 264.4 438 254.6 1,792 266.4 908 266.1 820 265.5
    20-24 3,659 258.3 588 244.3 3,017 259.5 1,479 274.7 1,439 245.4
    25-29 3,505 250.9 534 242.7 2,904 250 1,200 277.8 1,552 231.7
    30-34 2,856 225.1 357 201.6 2,430 226 864 255.3 1,413 211.8
    35 and over 2,003 218.9 292 223.2 1,670 216.7 560 237.4 995 207.8
                     
Gender                    
    Female 6,385 223.7 1,022 228.7 5,247 220.9 2,243 238.1 2,729 208
    Male 7,981 263.7 1,210 241.8 6,622 266.1 2,810 292.8 3,503 249.7
                     
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 1,980 239.7 686 228.3 1,279 245.5 597 237.7 610 250.2
    High school graduate 4,145 242.2 542 222.9 3,552 244.2 1,631 258.8 1,777 232.4
    At least some college 5,053 220.1 407 208.6 4,595 220.6 1,578 258.6 2,754 205

*Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

**Includes persons of other races not shown.

***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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