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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 41b: Infant mortality per 1000 live births, birthweight 1,500-2,499 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 3,806 15.2 0.2 751 16.5 0.6 3,023 14.8 0.3 890 15.1 0.5 1,915 14.7 0.3
                               
Mother's age                              
    Under 15 12 *** *** 2 *** *** 9 *** *** 5 *** *** 1 *** ***
    15-19 592 17.3 0.7 143 17.4 1.5 446 17.3 0.8 198 17.0 1.2 234 18.0 1.2
    20-24 1,055 16.2 0.5 205 15.3 1.1 840 16.4 0.6 302 15.9 0.9 486 16.4 0.7
    25-29 886 15.2 0.5 170 16.2 1.3 708 14.9 0.6 185 15.4 1.1 469 15.0 0.7
    30-34 671 12.5 0.5 114 14.8 1.4 552 12.1 0.5 97 11.0 1.1 403 12.4 0.6
    35 and over 590 15.1 0.6 118 21.7 2.0 468 14.0 0.7 104 15.0 1.5 321 13.6 0.8
                               
Gender                              
    Female 1,774 13.2 0.3 354 14.9 0.8 1,404 12.8 0.3 406 12.6 0.6 891 12.8 0.4
    Male 2,032 17.3 0.4 398 18.3 0.9 1,619 17.1 0.4 484 18.1 0.8 1,023 16.8 0.5
                               
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                              
    Less than high school graduate 722 18.0 0.7 305 19.4 1.1 416 17.2 0.9 160 17.4 1.4 226 16.8 1.1
    High school graduate 1,109 15.4 0.5 178 15.6 1.2 924 15.3 0.5 268 13.8 0.8 588 15.7 0.7
    At least some college 1,253 12.5 0.4 100 11.1 1.1 1,149 12.6 0.4 236 13.6 0.9 820 12.6 0.4
                               

*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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