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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 59a
Infant mortality per 1,000 live birthsa, all birthweights, by race, United States, 2002
Population group Total White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
                           
Total   7.0 0.0 5.8 0.0 13.8 0.2 4.1 0.2 9.4 1 8.6 0.5
                           
Mother's age Less than 15 17.6 1.6 15.4 2.0 20.3 2.5 * * * * * *
15-19 10.3 0.2 8.7 0.2 15.0 0.4 * * * * 9.3 1.1
20-24 7.8 0.1 6.4 0.1 13.9 0.3 4.4 0.6 8.8 1.8 9.4 0.8
25-29 6.0 0.1 5.1 0.1 12.4 0.3 3.2 0.3 * * 7.6 0.9
30-34 5.6 0.1 4.7 0.1 13.4 0.4 3.9 0.3 * * 7.6 1.1
35 and over 6.8 0.1 5.8 0.1 14.8 0.5 5.6 0.4 * * 9.3 1.6
                           
Gender Female 6.3 0.1 5.1 0.1 12.8 0.2 3.9 0.2 9.5 1.5 7.6 0.6
Male 7.6 0.1 6.4 0.1 14.8 0.2 4.4 0.3 9.4 1.4 9.7 0.7
                           
Mother's education (age 20 and over) Less than high school graduate 7.9 0.1 6.7 0.1 15.6 0.4 4.7 0.7 * * 8.6 1.0
High school graduate 7.6 0.1 6.3 0.1 13.6 0.3 4.6 0.4 9.2 1.5 8.8 0.8
At least some college 5.0 0.1 4.2 0.1 11.1 0.2 3.6 0.2 7.3 1.6 7.3 0.8
                           

a The number of deaths for infant mortality is based on a record weight from the linked birth and infant death file which adjusts for the approximately 2-3% of records each year which cannot be linked to their corresponding birth certificates.Therefore, because of number rounding, the number of deaths for sub-groups may not add to the total.

* 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; SE: Standard error.

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

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