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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 39a: Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all birthweights, by race, United States, 2001

  Total AI/AN Asian NHOPI Black or African American White
Population group Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE
                                     
Total 27,523 6.8 0.0 404 9.7 0.5 517 4.1 0.2 65 7.6 0.9 8,084 13.3 0.1 18,087 5.7 0.0
                                     
Mother's age                                    
    Under 15 125 16.1 1.5 2 * * 1 * * 0.0 * * 54 15.7 2.1 68 16.5 2.0
    15-19 4,422 9.9 0.1 77 9.7 1.1 17 * * 14 * * 1,570 14.2 0.4 2,704 8.5 0.2
    20-24 7,729 7.6 0.1 162 11.5 0.9 68 4.8 0.6 25 9.3 1.9 2,567 12.9 0.3 4,836 6.2 0.1
    25-29 6,411 6.1 0.1 70 7.1 0.9 135 3.6 0.3 14 * * 1,792 13.0 0.3 4,301 5.1 0.1
    30-34 5,065 5.4 0.1 53 8.5 1.2 167 3.8 0.3 8 * * 1,247 13.2 0.4 3,497 4.5 0.1
    35 and over 3,771 6.9 0.1 41 11.3 1.8 129 4.8 0.4 3 * * 854 14.1 0.5 2,682 6.0 0.1
                                     
Gender                                    
    Female 12,089 6.1 0.1 182 8.8 0.7 241 4.0 0.3 27 6.4 1.2 3,541 11.9 0.2 7,955 5.1 0.1
    Male 15,434 7.5 0.1 222 10.5 0.7 275 4.2 0.3 38 8.7 1.4 4,543 14.8 0.2 10,132 6.2 0.1
                                     
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                                    
    Less than high school graduate 4,473 7.6 0.1 99 12.9 1.3 38 4.1 0.7 7 * * 1,134 14.0 0.4 3,147 6.5 0.1
    High school graduate 7,990 7.3 0.1 133 9.6 0.8 120 5.0 0.5 31 8.2 1.5 2,565 12.9 0.3 5,034 6.0 0.1
    At least some college 9,333 5.1 0.1 79 6.7 0.8 311 3.6 0.2 9 * * 2,381 11.7 0.2 6,402 4.3 0.1
                                     

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

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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