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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 67c
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a birthweight more than 2,499 grams, by mother's education, United States, 2003
    Total Less than high schoolb High school graduateb At least some collegeb
Population group Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
Total 2.3 0.0 3.2 0.1 2.6 0.1 1.5 0.0
Mother's age 20-24 3.0 0.1 3.8 0.1 3.2 0.1 2.1 0.1
25-29 2.0 0.0 2.9 0.1 2.4 0.1 1.5 0.1
30-34 1.5 0.0 2.4 0.2 1.9 0.1 1.3 0.0
35 and over 1.7 0.1 2.7 0.2 2.2 0.1 1.4 0.1
Mother's race AI/AN 4.5 0.3 5.4 0.9 5.2 0.6 3.1 0.5
API 1.6 0.1 2.8 0.4 2.2 0.2 1.2 0.1
Black 3.6 0.1 5.6 0.3 3.6 0.1 2.3 0.1
White 2.1 0.0 2.8 0.1 2.4 0.1 1.4 0.0
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 1.9 0.0 2.1 0.1 1.8 0.1 1.2 0.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 2.4 0.0 4.7 0.1 2.8 0.1 1.6 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 3.6 0.1 5.8 0.3 3.7 0.2 2.3 0.1
Non-Hispanic, White 2.2 0.0 4.4 0.2 2.6 0.1 1.5 0.0

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.

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; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

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

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