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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 40c: Education - Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, 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 Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE
                         
Total 14,345 244.4 2.3 1,955 233.4 5.9 4,110 237.3 4.1 5,235 225.1 3.4
                         
Mother's age                        
    20-24 3,693 257.2 4.7 933 249.5 9.1 1,616 249.2 6.9 918 247.0 9.1
    25-29 3,370 245.3 4.7 508 236.8 11.7 1,163 244.3 8.0 1,509 232.7 6.7
    30-34 2,880 224.5 4.6 297 212.7 13.6 766 218.8 8.7 1,625 215.4 5.9
    35 and over 2,154 225.8 5.4 217 198.5 14.7 565 219.5 10.2 1,183 214.6 6.9
                         
Race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 121 225.9 22.8 32 267.8 53.6 40 226.1 39.4 22 181.6 41.9
    Asian 252 209.0 14.5 14 ** ** 61 241.2 34.5 147 186.2 16.7
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 33 278.4 55.2 4 ** ** 17 ** ** 5 ** **
    Black or African American 5,057 270.1 4.3 599 238.0 10.8 1,593 252.3 7.1 1,656 274.1 7.6
    White 8,705 232.9 2.8 1,286 230.0 7.1 2,348 227.1 5.2 3,331 209.8 4.0
                         
Ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 2,283 232.6 5.4 705 216.1 9.0 560 221.0 10.3 436 213.4 11.3
    Non-Hispanic 11,830 244.4 2.5 1,228 242.3 7.7 3,526 239.7 4.5 4,769 225.9 3.6
      Black or African American 4,965 269.7 4.3 588 238.9 11.0 1,579 253.5 7.1 1,629 273.6 7.6
      White 6,323 229.9 3.2 573 243.5 11.3 1,789 227.8 6.0 2,896 209.4 4.3
                         

*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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