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Table 37a: Race - Infant mortality per 1000 live births, birthweight >2,499 grams, by race, United States, 2000

Population group Total AI/AN Asian NHOPI Black or African American White
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
                         
Total 9,259 2.5 166 4.3 176 1.5 26 3.1 2,116 3.9 6,672 2.2
                         
Mother's age                        
    Under 15 42 5.8 0 * 0 * 0 * 20 6.4 22 5.7
    15-19 1,660 3.9 41 5.4 9 * 7 * 462 4.5 1,133 3.7
    20-24 2,931 3.1 49 3.8 22 1.7 9 * 814 4.6 2,012 2.8
    25-29 2,096 2.1 47 5 44 1.2 4 * 392 3.1 1,578 1.9
    30-34 1,564 1.8 24 4.2 62 1.5 3 * 263 3.2 1,186 1.7
    35 and over 965 1.9 6 * 40 1.6 2 * 165 3.3 742 1.8
                         
Gender                        
    Female 3,909 2.1 57 3 77 1.4 5 * 923 3.5 2,809 1.9
    Male 5,350 2.8 109 5.5 99 1.6 20 4.8 1,194 4.3 3,862 2.5
                         
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                        
    Less than high school graduate 1,808 3.4 38 5.3 19 * 3 * 418 5.9 1,311 3
    High school graduate 2,769 2.7 48 3.7 37 1.6 9 * 685 3.9 1,962 2.5
    At least some college 2,799 1.6 33 3.1 107 1.3 5 * 491 2.7 2,116 1.5

*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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