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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 63a
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, 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   8.9 0.5 6.0 0.4 24.9 2.0 * * * * * *
                           
Mother's age Under 20 6.7 1.2 * * * * * * * * * *
20-24 5.8 0.8 3.4 0.7 14.9 2.8 * * * * * *
25-29 7.5 0.8 4.6 0.7 27.1 4.5 * * * * * *
30-34 9.3 1.0 6.7 0.9 28.4 5.5 * * * * * *
35 and over 18.4 1.8 13.3 1.7 62.9 10.2 * * * * * *
                           
Mother's education (age 20 and over) Less than high school graduate 9.2 1.2 6.5 1.1 26.2 5.7 * * * * * *
High school graduate 12.7 1.1 9.5 1.1 27.7 3.8 * * * * * *
At least some college 5.8 0.6 3.5 0.5 20.7 3.2 * * * * * *
                           

* 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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