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Table 72a
Live-born infants with very low birthweight (<1,500 grams), by race, United States, 2004
Population group Total White Black API AI/AN
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   1.5 0.0 1.2 0.0 3.1 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.3 0.1
Mother's age Less than 15 3.6 0.2 3.1 0.3 4.5 0.4 * * * *
15-19 1.8 0.0 1.5 0.0 2.9 0.1 1.7 0.1 1.2 0.1
20-24 1.4 0.0 1.1 0.0 2.7 0.0 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
25-29 1.3 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.3 0.1
30-34 1.4 0.0 1.1 0.0 3.5 0.1 1.0 0.0 1.5 0.2
35 and over 1.8 0.0 1.5 0.0 4.0 0.1 1.6 0.1 1.8 0.2
Gender Male 1.5 0.0 1.2 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.3 0.1
Female 1.5 0.0 1.2 0.0 3.2 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.3 0.1
Mother's education,a age 20 and over Less than high school 1.4 0.0 1.1 0.0 3.1 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.4 0.1
High school graduate 1.6 0.0 1.2 0.0 3.1 0.0 1.1 0.1 1.4 0.1
At least some college 1.3 0.0 1.1 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.0 0.1
Residence locationb Large central metro 1.5 0.0 1.2 0.0 3.1 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.1
Large fringe metro 1.4 0.0 1.2 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.3 0.2
Medium metro 1.5 0.0 1.3 0.0 3.2 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.0 0.1
Small metro 1.4 0.0 1.2 0.0 3.1 0.1 1.1 0.1 1.2 0.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 1.5 0.0 1.3 0.0 3.1 0.1 1.3 0.1 1.6 0.1
Noncore (nonmetro) 1.4 0.0 1.2 0.0 3.1 0.1 1.8 0.3 1.3 0.1

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.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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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