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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 40b: Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams, by ethnicity, United States, 2001

              Non-Hispanic
  Total Hispanic* Total** Black or African American White
Population group Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE
                               
Total 14,345 244.4 2.3 2,283 232.6 5.4 11,830 244.4 2.5 4,965 269.7 4.3 6,323 229.9 3.2
                               
Mother's age                              
    Under 15 75 306.8 40.6 24 392.6 93.9 50 277.5 44.3 34 271.1 52.3 16 *** ***
    15-19 2,173 272.0 6.6 425 261 14.2 1,716 272.7 7.4 866 276.6 10.6 803 272.8 10.9
    20-24 3,693 257.2 4.7 602 233.2 10.6 3,041 260.4 5.3 1,473 273.0 8.0 1,456 248.8 7.3
    25-29 3,370 245.3 4.7 544 234.8 11.2 2,776 245.4 5.2 1,160 281.7 9.4 1,498 225.9 6.5
    30-34 2,880 224.5 4.6 379 204.9 11.6 2,448 225.2 5.0 856 264.7 10.2 1,440 208.6 6.0
    35 and over 2,154 225.8 5.4 308 223.9 14.1 1,799 222.7 5.8 577 239.7 11.1 1,111 216.5 7.2
                               
Gender                              
    Female 6,293 218.6 3.0 962 205.7 7.3 5,211 218.5 3.3 2,161 237.1 5.7 2,818 207.9 4.3
    Male 8,052 269.1 3.4 1,320 257.0 7.9 6,619 269.6 3.7 2,804 301.7 6.5 3,505 251.3 4.7
                               
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                              
    Less than high school graduate 1,955 233.4 5.9 705 216.1 9.0 1,228 242.3 7.7 588 238.9 11.0 573 243.5 11.3
    High school graduate 4,110 237.3 4.1 560 221 10.3 3,526 239.7 4.5 1,579 253.5 7.1 1,789 227.8 6.0
    At least some college 5,235 225.1 3.4 436 213.4 11.3 4,769 225.9 3.6 1,629 273.6 7.6 2,896 209.4 4.3
                               

*Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

**Includes persons of other races not shown.

***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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