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Table 38c: Education - Live-born infants with very low birthweight (<1,500 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 57,854 1.4 0.0 8,279 1.4 0.0 17,069 1.6 0.0 22,933 1.3 0.0
                         
Mother's age                        
    20-24 14,162 1.4 0.0 3,704 1.3 0.0 6,391 1.4 0.0 3,666 1.3 0.0
    25-29 13,540 1.3 0.0 2,119 1.3 0.0 4,692 1.5 0.0 6,398 1.1 0.0
    30-34 12,630 1.3 0.0 1,375 1.5 0.0 3,445 1.6 0.0 7,436 1.2 0.0
    35 and over 9,403 1.7 0.0 1,081 2.0 0.1 2,541 2.1 0.0 5,433 1.5 0.0
                         
Mother's race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 527 1.3 0.1 114 1.5 0.1 176 1.3 0.1 122 1.0 0.1
    Asian 1189 1.0 0.0 62 0.7 0.1 248 1.0 0.1 783 0.9 0.0
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 116 1.4 0.1 10 ** ** 51 1.4 0.2 32 1.1 0.2
    Black or African American 18,433 3.0 0.0 2,492 3.1 0.1 6,213 3.1 0.0 5,940 2.9 0.0
    White 36,842 1.2 0.0 5525 1.1 0.0 10,200 1.2 0.0 15,664 1.1 0.0
                         
Mother's ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 9,679 1.1 0.0 3223 1.0 0.0 2,505 1.1 0.0 2,017 1.2 0.0
    Non-Hispanic 47,704 1.5 0.0 5,009 1.8 0.0 14,486 1.7 0.0 20,813 1.3 0.0
      Black or African American 18,121 3.1 0.0 2,440 3.1 0.1 6,129 3.2 0.0 5,857 2.9 0.0
      White 27,121 1.2 0.0 2,324 1.3 0.0 7,743 1.2 0.0 13,645 1.0 0.0
                         

*Education data are for persons age 20 and older.

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

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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