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Table 71b
Live-born infants with low birthweight (<2,500 grams), by ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   8.1 0.0 8.5 0.0 7.2 0.0 13.7 0.0 6.8 0.0
Mother's age Less than 15 13.6 0.4 14.8 0.5 12.4 0.9 16.5 0.7 11.5 0.7
15-19 9.9 0.0 10.8 0.1 8.9 0.1 14.4 0.1 7.9 0.1
20-24 8.1 0.0 8.7 0.0 7.2 0.0 13.2 0.1 6.4 0.0
25-29 7.3 0.0 7.6 0.0 6.5 0.0 13.0 0.1 6.0 0.0
30-34 7.5 0.0 7.7 0.0 6.8 0.0 13.7 0.1 6.7 0.1
35 and over 9.2 0.0 9.3 0.0 8.3 0.0 16.0 0.2 8.4 0.1
Gender Male 7.5 0.0 7.8 0.0 6.6 0.0 12.5 0.1 6.5 0.0
Female 8.7 0.0 9.2 0.0 7.8 0.0 15.0 0.1 7.1 0.0
Mother's education,a age 20 and over Less than high school 8.3 0.0 11.3 0.1 9.6 0.1 16.1 0.1 6.2 0.0
High school graduate 8.4 0.0 9.0 0.0 7.6 0.0 13.9 0.1 6.7 0.1
At least some college 7.2 0.0 7.3 0.0 6.5 0.0 12.3 0.1 6.8 0.1
Residence locationb Large central metro 8.3 0.0 9.1 0.0 7.0 0.0 13.6 0.1 6.7 0.0
Large fringe metro 7.7 0.0 7.9 0.0 7.0 0.0 12.8 0.1 6.6 0.1
Medium metro 8.1 0.0 8.4 0.0 7.3 0.0 14.1 0.1 7.0 0.1
Small metro 8.0 0.0 8.3 0.0 7.3 0.1 14.3 0.2 6.7 0.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 8.2 0.0 8.4 0.0 7.5 0.0 14.9 0.2 7.1 0.1
Noncore (nonmetro) 8.2 0.1 8.3 0.1 7.6 0.1 14.9 0.2 7.3 0.2

a Data exclude ID, FL, KY, NH, NY (not including New York City), PA, SC, TN, and WA, which have implemented the 2003 Revisions to the U.S Standard Birth Certificate.

b For more information, see the National Vital Statistics System entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

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