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Table 43c: Education - Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, by 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 399 9.9 0.5 61 10.3 1.3 130 11.8 1.0 125 6.8 0.6
                         
Mother's age                        
    20-24 70 6.9 0.8 12 ** ** 30 6.7 1.2 18 ** **
    25-29 90 8.5 0.9 17 ** ** 37 11.6 1.9 26 4.6 0.9
    30-34 95 10.1 1.0 12 ** ** 32 15.0 2.7 36 5.8 1.0
    35 and over 104 18.9 1.9 20 36.7 8.2 31 25.2 4.5 45 12.4 1.8
                         
Mother's race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 5 ** ** 1 ** ** 2 ** ** 1 ** **
    Asian 7 ** ** 0 ** ** 1 ** ** 6 ** **
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 ** ** 0 ** ** 0 ** ** 0 ** **
    Black or African American 150 24.7 2.0 15 ** ** 46 23.2 3.4 50 24.6 3.5
    White 228 7.2 0.5 43 8.9 1.4 79 9.4 1.1 65 4.4 0.5
                         
Mother's ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 81 9.5 1.1 30 9.5 1.7 29 13.3 2.5 8 ** **
    Non-Hispanic 317 10.1 0.6 30 11 2.0 101 11.5 1.1 117 7.1 0.7
      Black or African American 146 24.7 2.0 15 ** ** 44 22.8 3.4 48 24.1 3.5
      White 151 6.5 0.5 13 ** ** 52 8.3 1.2 59 4.5 0.6
                         

*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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