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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 57b
Live-born infants with low birthweight (<2,500 grams), by ethnicity, United States, 2002
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   7.8 0.0 8.2 0.0 6.9 0.0 13.4 0.0 6.5 0.0
Mother's age <15 13.5 0.4 14.2 0.5 12.6 0.9 15.1 0.6 12.0 0.7
15-19 9.6 0.0 10.4 0.1 8.4 0.1 13.9 0.1 7.8 0.1
20-24 7.9 0.0 8.5 0.0 6.9 0.0 12.9 0.1 6.2 0.0
25-29 6.9 0.0 7.3 0.0 6.2 0.0 12.4 0.1 5.7 0.0
30-34 7.2 0.0 7.4 0.0 6.5 0.0 13.5 0.1 6.4 0.1
35 and over 9.0 0.0 9.1 0.0 8.1 0.0 15.8 0.2 8.2 0.1
Gender Female 8.4 0.0 8.8 0.0 7.4 0.0 14.6 0.1 6.9 0.0
Male 7.3 0.0 7.5 0.0 6.4 0.0 12.2 0.1 6.2 0.0
Mother's education (age 20 and over) Less than high school graduate 8.2 0.0 10.9 0.1 9.3 0.1 15.3 0.1 6.0 0.0
High school graduate 8.2 0.0 8.7 0.0 7.3 0.0 13.5 0.1 6.5 0.1
At least some college 7.0 0.0 7.0 0.0 6.2 0.0 12.1 0.1 6.6 0.1

Key: SE: Standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System.

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