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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 37a: Race - Live-born infants with low birthweight (<2,500 grams), by mother's race, United States, 2001

  Total AN/IN Asian NHOPI Black or African American White
Population group Number Percent SE Number Percent SE Number Percent SE Number Percent SE Number Percent SE Number Percent SE
                                     
Total 308,747 7.7 0.0 3,065 7.3 0.1 9,069 7.2 0.1 629 7.3 0.3 78,423 13.0 0.0 212,228 6.7 0.0
                                     
Mother's age                                    
    Under 15 994 12.8 0.4 14 * * 3 * * 2 * * 541 15.7 0.6 428 10.5 0.5
    15-19 42,006 9.4 0.0 581 7.3 0.3 312 10.6 0.6 106 8.5 0.8 14,984 13.5 0.1 25,560 8.0 0.0
    20-24 79,148 7.8 0.0 960 6.8 0.2 1,126 8.0 0.2 204 7.5 0.5 24,694 12.4 0.1 51,180 6.6 0.0
    25-29 71,837 6.8 0.0 648 6.6 0.3 2,501 6.7 0.1 148 6.9 0.5 16,436 12.0 0.1 50,543 5.9 0.0
    30-34 66,297 7.0 0.0 497 8.0 0.3 2,989 6.8 0.1 97 6.3 0.6 12,272 13.0 0.1 48,973 6.3 0.0
    35 and over 48,465 8.8 0.0 365 10.0 0.5 2,138 7.9 0.2 72 8.1 0.9 9,496 15.7 0.1 35,544 7.9 0.0
                                     
Gender                                    
    Female 162,219 8.2 0.0 1,597 7.7 0.2 4,675 7.8 0.1 333 7.8 0.4 41,901 14.1 0.1 110,971 7.2 0.0
    Male 146,528 7.1 0.0 1,468 6.9 0.2 4,394 6.8 0.1 296 6.9 0.4 36,522 11.9 0.1 101,257 6.2 0.0
                                     
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                                    
    Less than high school graduate 48,307 8.2 0.0 640 8.3 0.3 658 7.0 0.3 57 8.3 1.1 11,853 14.6 0.1 34,537 7.1 0.0
    High school graduate 89,099 8.1 0.0 997 7.2 0.2 1,783 7.4 0.2 255 6.9 0.4 26,026 13.1 0.1 58,813 7.0 0.0
    At least some college 123,429 6.7 0.0 782 6.7 0.2 6,132 7.1 0.1 199 7.0 0.5 23,581 11.6 0.1 89,802 6.0 0.0
                                     

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality (based on < 20 births).

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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