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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 62c
Live-born infants with low birthweight (<2,500 grams), by mother's education, United States, 2003
    Total Less than high schoolb High school graduateb At least some collegeb
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 7.9 0.0 8.4 0.0 8.4 0.0 7.1 0.0
Mother's age 20-24 8.0 0.0 8.5 0.1 8.2 0.0 7.2 0.0
25-29 7.1 0.0 7.7 0.1 7.7 0.0 6.5 0.0
30-34 7.3 0.0 8.2 0.1 8.5 0.1 6.9 0.0
35 and over 9.1 0.0 10.3 0.1 10.7 0.1 8.5 0.0
Mother's race AI/AN 7.4 0.1 8.1 0.3 7.2 0.2 7.3 0.2
API 7.8 0.1 7.5 0.2 7.8 0.1 7.6 0.1
Black 13.4 0.0 15.2 0.1 13.5 0.1 12.0 0.1
White 6.9 0.0 7.3 0.0 7.2 0.0 6.4 0.0
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 6.7 0.0 6.2 0.0 6.5 0.1 6.8 0.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 8.3 0.0 11.2 0.1 8.9 0.0 7.2 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 13.6 0.0 15.7 0.1 13.7 0.1 12.1 0.1
Non-Hispanic, White 7.0 0.0 9.6 0.1 7.5 0.0 6.4 0.0

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

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

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