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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 58c
Live-born infants with very low birthweight (<1,500 grams), by mother's educationa, United States, 2002
Population group Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   1.5 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.6 0.0 1.3 0.0
Mother's age 20-24 1.4 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.3 0.0
25-29 1.3 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.2 0.0
30-34 1.4 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.2 0.0
35 and over 1.7 0.0 2.1 0.1 2.0 0.0 1.5 0.0
Mother's race AI/AN 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.4 0.1
Asian 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.0
NHOPI 1.4 0.1 * * 1.6 0.2 1.2 0.2
Black 3.1 0.0 3.1 0.1 3.2 0.0 3.1 0.0
White 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.1 0.0
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic (all races) 1.2 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 1.5 0.0 1.9 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.3 0.0
Non-Hispanic Black 3.1 0.0 3.2 0.1 3.2 0.0 3.1 0.0
Non-Hispanic White 1.2 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.0 0.0

a Education data are for persons age 20 and older only.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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

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

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