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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 68c
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, by education, United States, 2003
    Total Less than high schoola High school graduatea At least some collegea
Population group Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
Total 12.1 0.5 13.2 1.8 15.4 1.4 8.6 0.8
Age 20-24 7.7 0.9 * * 7.9 1.5 * *
25-29 8.7 0.9 * * 8.9 2.0 5.0 1.1
30-34 10.9 1.1 * * 21.5 3.9 5.9 1.1
35 and over 33.1 2.4 * * 54.3 8.3 21.9 2.9
Race AI/AN * * * * * * * *
API 11.3 2.3 * * * * * *
Black 30.5 2.3 37.0 7.7 36.1 5.0 26.9 4.2
White 8.7 0.5 8.3 1.6 10.5 1.3 5.6 0.7
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 10.1 1.1 * * * * * *
Non-Hispanic, all races 12.7 0.6 17.5 2.9 17.1 1.6 8.7 0.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 31.2 2.3 37.2 7.9 37.1 5.1 26.9 4.3
Non-Hispanic, White 8.1 0.6 * * 11.2 1.6 5.6 0.7

a Education data are for persons 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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