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Table 38a: Race - Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, 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 396 9.8 6 * 8 * 1 * 137 22 240 7.5
                         
Mother's age                        
    Under 20 18 * 1 * 1 * 0 * 4 * 11 *
    20-24 75 7.4 1 * 0 * 0 * 31 15.3 43 5.6
    25-29 86 7.9 1 * 0 * 1 * 31 21.8 52 5.9
    30-34 93 10 3 * 3 * 0 * 33 34.8 54 7.1
    35 and over 124 22.7 0 * 4 * 0 * 38 62.8 80 18
                         
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                        
    Less than high school graduate 76 13.1 0 * 1 * 0 * 22 26.5 53 11.3
    High school graduate 141 12.6 3 * 3 * 0 * 49 24.3 84 9.8
    At least some college 130 7.1 1 * 3 * 1 * 47 22.9 77 5.2

*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 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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