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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 40a: Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams, 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 14,345 244.4 2.3 121 225.9 22.8 252 209.0 14.5 33 278.4 55.2 5,057 270.1 4.3 8,705 232.9 2.8
                                     
Mother's age                                    
    Under 15 75 306.8 40.6 0 * * 0 * * 0 * * 34 271.1 52.3 40 360.7 66.2
    15-19 2,173 272.0 6.6 22 214.9 50.1 12 * * 4 * * 881 276.1 10.5 1,235 270.9 8.7
    20-24 3,693 257.2 4.7 45 256.7 43.1 29 216.0 43.9 17 * * 1,497 273.2 8.0 2,070 246.0 6.0
    25-29 3,370 245.3 4.7 19 * * 58 211.9 30.7 5 * * 1,182 282.2 9.3 2,063 230.2 5.6
    30-34 2,880 224.5 4.6 17 * * 89 219.1 25.6 4 * * 872 265.1 10.1 1,847 210.3 5.4
    35 and over 2,154 225.8 5.4 17 * * 63 187.8 25.8 2 * * 591 240.9 11.0 1,449 221.8 6.4
                                     
Gender                                    
    Female 6,293 218.6 3.0 61 223.0 31.6 114 198.8 20.4 15 * * 2,205 237.9 5.6 3,834 209.9 3.7
    Male 8,052 269.1 3.4 60 228.9 32.8 138 218.2 20.5 17 * * 2,852 301.5 6.4 4,870 255.0 4.1
                                     
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                                    
    Less than high school graduate 1,955 233.4 5.9 32 267.8 53.6 14 DSU DSU 4 * * 599 238.0 10.8 1,286 230.0 7.1
    High school graduate 4,110 237.3 4.1 40 226.1 39.4 61 241.2 34.5 17 * * 1,593 252.3 7.1 2,348 227.1 5.2
    At least some college 5,235 225.1 3.4 22 181.6 41.9 147 186.2 16.7 5 * * 1,656 274.1 7.6 3,331 209.8 4.0
                                     

*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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