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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 60c
Infant mortality per 1,000 live birthsa, birthweight < 1,500 grams, by mother's educationb, United States, 2002
Population group Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
Total   250.8 2.3 240.5 5.9 255.6 4.3 218.3 3.3
Mother's age 20-24 268.1 4.8 259.3 9.2 262.9 7.1 252.3 9.2
25-29 250.5 4.8 238.1 11.6 263.8 8.5 227.4 6.4
30-34 230.4 4.6 222.4 13.7 243.6 9.3 208.4 5.7
35 and over 221.3 5.3 205.8 14.6 238.1 11.0 198.6 6.4
Mother's race AI/AN 249.1 23.8 195.9 47.7 247.4 42.4 271.0 44.7
Asian 213.4 13.7 247.5 57.0 230.4 32.8 190.6 15.6
NHOPI 303.6 55.4 * * 328.9 84.6 * *
Black 272.1 4.3 250.8 11.1 265.3 7.3 246.4 7.0
White 242.1 2.8 239.1 7.1 251.5 5.6 208.0 4.0
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic (all races) 241.8 5.4 230.4 9.1 236.8 10.5 210.2 10.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 250.9 2.5 247.5 7.7 258.9 4.8 219.0 3.5
Non-Hispanic Black 272.1 4.3 253.4 11.3 265.0 7.4 246.6 7.0
Non-Hispanic White 239.5 3.3 248.2 11.3 256.9 6.5 207.4 4.3

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.

b Education data are for mothers age 20 and older only.

* 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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