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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 39c: Education - Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all birthweights, by mother's education, United States, 2001

  Total Less than high school graduate* High school graduate* At least some college*
Population group Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE
                         
Total 27,523 6.8 0.0 4,473 7.6 0.1 7,990 7.3 0.1 9,333 5.1 0.1
                         
Mother's age                        
    20-24 7,729 7.6 0.1 2,289 8.2 0.2 3,391 7.6 0.1 1,704 6.0 0.1
    25-29 6,411 6.1 0.1 1,129 6.9 0.2 2,217 7.0 0.1 2,755 4.9 0.1
    30-34 5,065 5.4 0.1 591 6.3 0.3 1,393 6.5 0.2 2,811 4.5 0.1
    35 and over 3,771 6.9 0.1 464 8.5 0.4 988 8.0 0.3 2,063 5.7 0.1
                         
Race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 404 9.7 0.5 99 12.9 1.3 133 9.6 0.8 79 6.7 0.8
    Asian 517 4.1 0.2 38 4.1 0.7 120 5.0 0.5 311 3.6 0.2
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 65 7.6 0.9 7 ** ** 31 8.2 1.5 9 ** **
    Black or African American 8,084 13.3 0.1 1,134 14.0 0.4 2,565 12.9 0.3 2,381 11.7 0.2
    White 18,087 5.7 0.0 3,147 6.5 0.1 5,034 6.0 0.1 6,402 4.3 0.1
                         
Ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 4,630 5.4 0.1 1,588 5.1 0.1 1,116 5.1 0.2 795 4.6 0.2
    Non-Hispanic 22,512 7.1 0.0 2,857 10.4 0.2 6,823 7.8 0.1 8,488 5.1 0.1
      Black or African American 7,938 13.5 0.2 1,115 14.3 0.4 2,533 13.1 0.3 2,342 11.8 0.2
      White 13,300 5.7 0.0 1,560 9.0 0.2 3,923 6.2 0.1 5,607 4.3 0.1
                         

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

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

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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