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Table 38c: Education - Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, by 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 396 9.8 76 13.1 141 12.6 130 7.1
                 
Mother's age                
    20-24 75 7.4 26 9.5 31 7 14 **
    25-29 86 7.9 18 ** 33 10.1 29 5
    30-34 93 10 12 ** 29 13.3 40 6.6
    35 and over 124 22.7 20 37.8 48 38.4 47 13.1
                 
Mother's race                
    American Indian or Alaska Native 6 ** 0 ** 3 ** 1 **
    Asian 8 ** 1 ** 3 ** 3 **
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 ** 0 ** 0 ** 1 **
    Black or African American 137 22 22 26.5 49 24.3 47 22.9
    White 240 7.5 53 11.3 84 9.8 77 5.2
                 
Mother's ethnicity                
    Hispanic 81 9.9 33 11.1 30 14.4 12 **
    Non-Hispanic 314 9.8 43 15.5 110 12.3 118 7.1
      Black or African American 135 22.3 22 27.6 48 24.4 46 23
      White 160 6.8 20 11.5 54 8.4 66 5

*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 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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