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Table 36b: Ethnicity - Infant mortality per 1000 live births, birthweight 1,500-2,499 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 3,933 15.8 710 16.5 3,170 15.5 962 15.9 2,016 15.6
                     
Mother's age                    
    Under 15 21 23 9 *** 12 *** 7 *** 5 ***
    15-19 618 17.1 132 15.9 476 17.2 201 15.8 256 18.6
    20-24 1,040 16.4 194 15.6 829 16.5 287 15.1 509 17.6
    25-29 913 15.5 164 16.3 739 15.3 203 16.3 487 15.2
    30-34 734 14.2 113 16.1 609 13.9 142 15.9 414 13.3
    35 and over 607 15.9 97 19.8 504 15.4 122 17.4 346 15
Gender                    
    Female 1,843 13.9 339 15.3 1,486 13.7 450 13.6 950 13.9
    Male 2,090 17.9 371 17.9 1,684 17.7 512 18.6 1,066 17.6
                     
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 769 19.5 303 20.5 460 18.8 177 18.4 256 19.2
    High school graduate 1,142 16 135 12.8 995 16.5 320 16.4 628 16.9
    At least some college 1,262 12.9 105 12.6 1,147 12.9 224 12.9 832 13.1

*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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