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Table 35c: Education - Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams, 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 14,366 244.3 1,980 239.7 4,145 242.2 5,053 220.1
                 
Mother's age                
    20-24 3,659 258.3 912 251 1,611 255 923 242.4
    25-29 3,505 250.9 512 246.7 1,126 244.4 1,614 236.9
    30-34 2,856 225.1 320 221.6 831 229.4 1,503 208.3
    35 and over 2,003 218.9 236 212.9 576 224.9 1,013 197.7
                 
Race                
    American Indian or Alaska Native 131 265.1 27 288.9 43 279.4 33 237.7
    Asian 294 225 28 333.5 60 207.7 170 205.9
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 35 304.1 3 ** 7 ** 10 **
    Black or African American 5,169 266.9 612 238.3 1,652 258.9 1,608 259.2
    White 8,569 232.7 1,291 238.6 2,340 231.7 3,174 205.8
                 
Ethnicity                
    Hispanic 2,232 235.6 686 228.3 542 222.9 407 208.6
    Non-Hispanic 11,869 244 1,279 245.5 3,552 244.2 4,595 220.6
      Black or African American 5,053 265.7 597 237.7 1,631 258.8 1,578 258.6
      White 6,232 229.5 610 250.2 1,777 232.4 2,754 205

*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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