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Table 36c: Education - Infant mortality per 1000 live births, birthweight 1,500-2,499 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 3,933 15.8 769 19.5 1,142 16 1,262 12.9
                 
Mother's age                
    20-24 1,040 16.4 351 18.8 434 15.6 212 13.4
    25-29 913 15.5 198 19.6 313 16.2 366 12.7
    30-34 734 14.2 109 18 230 16.4 371 12.2
    35 and over 607 15.9 111 24.4 165 16.3 314 13.8
                 
Race                
    American Indian or Alaska Native 46 19.5 11 ** 15 ** 10 **
    Asian 91 11.9 9 ** 15 ** 58 11.4
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 7 ** 1 ** 4 ** 1 **
    Black or African American 976 15.8 179 18.2 322 16.2 224 12.7
    White 2,757 16 562 20 770 16.1 946 13.1
                 
Ethnicity                
    Hispanic 710 16.5 303 20.5 135 12.8 105 12.6
    Non-Hispanic 3,170 15.5 460 18.8 995 16.5 1,147 12.9
      Black or African American 962 15.9 177 18.4 320 16.4 224 12.9
      White 2,016 15.6 256 19.2 628 16.9 832 13.1

*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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