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

  Total Less than high school graduate* High school graduate* At least some college*
Population group Number Percent SE Number Percent SE Number Percent SE Number Percent SE
                         
Total 308,747 7.7 0.0 48,307 8.2 0.0 89,099 8.1 0.0 123,429 6.7 0.0
                         
Mother's age                        
    20-24 79,148 7.8 0.0 22,978 8.3 0.1 35,133 7.9 0.0 19,615 6.9 0.0
    25-29 71,837 6.8 0.0 12,218 7.4 0.1 23,755 7.5 0.0 34,652 6.2 0.0
    30-34 66,297 7.0 0.0 7,509 8.1 0.1 17,438 8.2 0.1 40,161 6.4 0.0
    35 and over 48,465 8.8 0.0 5,602 10.3 0.1 12,773 10.4 0.1 29,001 8.0 0.0
                         
Mother's race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 3,065 7.3 0.1 640 8.3 0.3 997 7.2 0.2 782 6.7 0.2
    Asian 9,069 7.2 0.1 658 7.0 0.3 1,783 7.4 0.2 6,132 7.1 0.1
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 629 7.3 0.3 57 8.3 1.1 255 6.9 0.4 199 7.0 0.5
    Black or African American 78,423 13.0 0.0 11,853 14.6 0.1 26,026 13.1 0.1 23,581 11.6 0.1
    White 212,228 6.7 0.0 34,537 7.1 0.0 58,813 7.0 0.0 89,802 6.0 0.0
                         
Mother's ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 55,092 6.5 0.0 18,938 6.0 0.0 13,891 6.4 0.1 11,084 6.4 0.1
    Non-Hispanic 251,649 8.0 0.0 29,169 10.7 0.1 74,779 8.5 0.0 111,795 6.8 0.0
      Black or African American 76,997 13.1 0.0 11,630 14.9 0.1 25,597 13.3 0.1 23,179 11.7 0.1
      White 157,236 6.8 0.0 15,724 9.1 0.1 45,114 7.2 0.0 78,742 6.0 0.0
                         

*Education data are for persons age 20 and older only.

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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