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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 38a: Race - Live-born infants with very low birthweight (<1,500 grams), by mother's race, United States, 2001

  Total AI/AN 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 57,854 1.4 0.0 527 1.3 0.1 1,189 1.0 0.0 116 1.4 0.1 18,433 3.0 0.0 36,842 1.2 0.0
                                     
Mother's age                                    
    Under 15 236 3.0 0.2 2 * * 1 * * 0 * * 124 3.6 0.3 107 2.6 0.2
    15-19 7,883 1.8 0.0 104 1.3 0.1 51 1.7 0.2 19 * * 3,142 2.8 0.0 4,499 1.4 0.0
    20-24 14,162 1.4 0.0 167 1.2 0.1 135 1.0 0.1 33 1.2 0.2 5,393 2.7 0.0 8,312 1.1 0.0
    25-29 13,540 1.3 0.0 104 1.1 0.1 271 0.7 0.0 33 1.5 0.3 4,117 3.0 0.0 8,837 1.0 0.0
    30-34 12,630 1.3 0.0 95 1.5 0.2 403 0.9 0.0 13 * * 3,235 3.4 0.1 8,652 1.1 0.0
    35 and over 9,403 1.7 0.0 55 1.5 0.2 328 1.2 0.1 18 * * 2,422 4.0 0.1 6,435 1.4 0.0
                                     
Gender                                    
    Female 28,408 1.4 0.0 268 1.3 0.1 566 0.9 0.0 64 1.5 0.2 9,143 3.1 0.0 18,036 1.2 0.0
    Male 29,446 1.4 0.0 259 1.2 0.1 623 1.0 0.0 52 1.2 0.2 9,290 3.0 0.0 18,806 1.2 0.0
                                     
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                                    
    Less than high school graduate 8,279 1.4 0.0 114 1.5 0.1 62 0.7 0.1 10 * * 2,492 3.1 0.1 5,525 1.1 0.0
    High school graduate 17,069 1.6 0.0 176 1.3 0.1 248 1.0 0.1 51 1.4 0.2 6,213 3.1 0.0 10,200 1.2 0.0
    At least some college 22,933 1.3 0.0 122 1.0 0.1 783 0.9 0.0 32 1.1 0.2 5,940 2.9 0.0 15,664 1.1 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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