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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 65b
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a birthweight <1,500 grams, by ethnicity, United States, 2003
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total All races White Black
Population group Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
Total 252.0 2.3 248.7 2.5 231.7 3.2 276.9 4.4 255.8 5.5
Mother's age Less than 15 322.1 45.4 335.6 54.1 * * 303.0 61.9 * *
15-19 280.2 6.8 285.9 7.8 279.3 11.3 291.7 11.3 253.9 13.7
20-24 264.5 4.8 262.2 5.3 250.6 7.2 275.2 8.1 264.0 11.0
25-29 249.8 4.7 245.1 5.2 223.6 6.4 281.9 9.4 260.7 11.3
30-34 245.3 4.8 241.0 5.2 224.1 6.2 278.4 10.3 253.9 12.2
35 and over 222.7 5.2 216.5 5.6 204.1 6.8 251.4 11.3 237.0 13.8
Gender Female 222.7 3.0 219.0 3.3 203.1 4.2 243.9 5.8 228.1 7.3
Male 280.1 3.4 277.2 3.8 258.8 4.8 309.7 6.6 282.2 8.1
Mother's education, age 20 and over Less than high school 250.7 6.1 241.3 7.7 238.4 11.2 244.6 11.1 261.8 9.9
High school graduate 253.1 4.4 253.3 4.9 236.4 6.5 273.6 7.8 249.3 10.7
At least some college 226.3 3.4 224.9 3.6 207.8 4.3 266.5 7.5 236.7 11.1

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 that cannot be linked to their corresponding birth certificates. Therefore, because of number rounding, the number of deaths for subgroups may not add to the total.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality (based on < 20 deaths).

Key: SE: standard error.

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

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