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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 41c: Education - Infant mortality per 1000 live births, birthweight 1,500-2,499 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 3,806 15.2 0.2 722 18.0 0.7 1,109 15.4 0.5 1,253 12.5 0.4
                         
Mother's age                        
    20-24 1,055 16.2 0.5 346 17.9 1.0 451 15.7 0.7 222 13.9 0.9
    25-29 886 15.2 0.5 178 17.6 1.3 308 16.1 0.9 367 13.0 0.7
    30-34 671 12.5 0.5 102 16.7 1.7 187 13.3 1.0 359 11.0 0.6
    35 and over 590 15.1 0.6 96 21.2 2.2 164 16.0 1.3 305 12.9 0.7
                         
Race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 69 27.0 3.3 12 ** ** 31 38.1 6.9 13 ** **
    Asian 92 11.7 1.2 11 ** ** 20 13.2 3.0 53 9.8 1.4
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9 ** ** 1 ** ** 3 ** ** 3 ** **
    Black or African American 903 15.0 0.5 162 17.3 1.4 274 13.8 0.8 238 13.5 0.9
    White 2,675 15.2 0.3 529 18.2 0.8 762 15.7 0.6 921 12.4 0.4
                         
Ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 751 16.5 0.6 305 19.4 1.1 178 15.6 1.2 100 11.1 1.1
    Non-Hispanic 3,023 14.8 0.3 416 17.2 0.9 924 15.3 0.5 1,149 12.6 0.4
      Black or African American 890 15.1 0.5 160 17.4 1.4 268 13.8 0.8 236 13.6 0.9
      White 1,915 14.7 0.3 226 16.8 1.1 588 15.7 0.7 820 12.6 0.4
                         

*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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