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Table 36a: Race - Infant mortality per 1000 live births, birthweight 1,500-2,499 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 3,933 15.8 46 19.5 91 11.9 7 * 976 15.8 2,757 16
                         
Mother's age                        
    Under 15 21 23 0 * 0 * 0 * 8 * 13 *
    15-19 618 17.1 9 * 5 * 1 * 208 16.1 388 17.6
    20-24 1,040 16.4 14 * 8 * 1 * 290 15 714 17.3
    25-29 913 15.5 9 * 20 9.6 3 * 204 16.1 660 15.6
    30-34 734 14.2 5 * 36 14.3 2 * 143 15.7 536 14
    35 and over 607 15.9 8 * 22 12.3 0 * 123 17.1 446 15.8
                         
Gender                        
    Female 1,843 13.9 20 * 48 12.1 3 * 453 13.5 1,301 14.3
    Male 2,090 17.9 26 23.4 44 11.8 4 * 523 18.6 1,457 17.8
                         
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                        
    Less than high school graduate 769 19.5 11 * 9 * 1 * 179 18.2 562 20
    High school graduate 1,142 16 15 * 15 * 4 * 322 16.2 770 16.1
    At least some college 1,262 12.9 10 * 58 11.4 1 * 224 12.7 946 13.1

*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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