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

              Non-Hispanic
  Total Hispanic* Total** Black or African American White
Population group Number Percent SE Number Percent SE Number Percent SE Number Percent SE Number Percent SE
                               
Total 308,747 7.7 0.0 55,092 6.5 0.0 251,649 8.0 0.0 76,997 13.1 0.0 157,236 6.8 0.0
                               
Mother's age                              
    Under 15 994 12.8 0.4 252 9.9 0.6 738 14.3 0.5 535 15.8 0.6 179 11.3 0.8
    15-19 42,006 9.4 0.0 9,821 7.6 0.1 31,931 10.2 0.1 14,712 13.6 0.1 15,903 8.4 0.1
    20-24 79,148 7.8 0.0 15,933 6.2 0.0 62,753 8.3 0.0 24,313 12.5 0.1 35,374 6.8 0.0
    25-29 71,837 6.8 0.0 12,805 5.6 0.0 58,582 7.1 0.0 16,109 12.1 0.1 37,738 6.1 0.0
    30-34 66,297 7.0 0.0 9,512 6.3 0.1 56,327 7.2 0.0 12,016 13.1 0.1 39,362 6.3 0.0
    35 and over 48,465 8.8 0.0 6,769 8.2 0.1 41,318 8.9 0.0 9,312 15.9 0.2 28,680 7.9 0.0
                               
Gender                              
    Female 162,219 8.2 0.0 28,265 6.8 0.0 132,885 8.6 0.0 41,153 14.2 0.1 82,730 7.3 0.0
    Male 146,528 7.1 0.0 26,827 6.2 0.0 118,764 7.4 0.0 35,844 12.0 0.1 74,506 6.3 0.0
                               
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                              
    Less than high school graduate 48,307 8.2 0.0 18,938 6.0 0.0 29,169 10.7 0.1 11,630 14.9 0.1 15,724 9.1 0.1
    High school graduate 89,099 8.1 0.0 13,891 6.4 0.1 74,779 8.5 0.0 25,597 13.3 0.1 45,114 7.2 0.0
    At least some college 123,429 6.7 0.0 11,084 6.4 0.1 111,795 6.8 0.0 23,179 11.7 0.1 78,742 6.0 0.0
                               

*Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

**Includes persons of other races not shown.

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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