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Table 42c: Education - Infant mortality per 1000 live births, birthweight >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 8,989 2.4 0.0 1,755 3.2 0.1 2,673 2.6 0.1 2,759 1.6 0.0
                         
Mother's age                        
    20-24 2,882 3.1 0.1 990 3.9 0.1 1,286 3.1 0.1 551 2.1 0.1
    25-29 2,062 2.1 0.0 432 2.8 0.1 722 2.5 0.1 850 1.6 0.1
    30-34 1,445 1.6 0.0 186 2.2 0.2 416 2.1 0.1 808 1.4 0.0
    35 and over 972 1.9 0.1 147 3.0 0.2 249 2.3 0.1 550 1.6 0.1
                         
Race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 208 5.4 0.4 54 7.7 1.0 61 4.7 0.6 42 3.9 0.6
    Asian 167 1.4 0.1 13 ** ** 38 1.7 0.3 109 1.4 0.1
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 23 2.9 0.6 2 ** ** 10 ** ** 1 ** **
    Black or African American 2,009 3.8 0.1 358 5.2 0.3 670 3.9 0.2 463 2.6 0.1
    White 6,461 2.2 0.0 1,308 2.9 0.1 1,858 2.4 0.1 2,094 1.5 0.0
                         
Ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 1,551 1.9 0.0 566 1.9 0.1 364 1.8 0.1 254 1.6 0.1
    Non-Hispanic 7,372 2.5 0.0 1,185 4.8 0.1 2,289 2.9 0.1 2,495 1.6 0.0
      Black or African American 1,971 3.8 0.1 351 5.3 0.3 658 3.9 0.2 453 2.6 0.1
      White 4,906 2.3 0.0 750 4.8 0.2 1,494 2.6 0.1 1,843 1.5 0.0
                         

*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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