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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 43a: Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, by race, United States, 2001

  Total AI/AN Asian NHOPI Black or African American White
Population group Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE
                                     
Total 399 9.9 0.5 5 * * 7 * * 0 * * 150 24.7 2.0 228 7.2 0.5
                                     
Mother's age                                    
    Under 20 40 8.8 1.4 0 * * 0 * * 0 * * 15 * * 24 7.4 1.5
    20-24 70 6.9 0.8 0 * * 0 * * 0 * * 29 14.6 2.7 41 5.3 0.8
    25-29 90 8.5 0.9 3 * * 1 * * 0 * * 34 24.7 4.2 49 5.8 0.8
    30-34 95 10.1 1.0 2 * * 1 * * 0 * * 29 30.6 5.7 63 8.1 1.0
    35 and over 104 18.9 1.9 0 * * 5 * * 0 * * 43 71.0 10.8 51 11.4 1.6
                                     
Mother's education (age 20 and over)                                    
    Less than high school graduate 61 10.3 1.3 1 * * 0 * * 0 * * 15 * * 43 8.9 1.4
    High school graduate 130 11.8 1.0 2 * * 1 * * 0 * * 46 23.2 3.4 79 9.4 1.1
    At least some college 125 6.8 0.6 1 * * 6 * * 0 * * 50 24.6 3.5 65 4.4 0.5
                                     

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality (based on < 20 deaths).

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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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