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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 72c
Live-born infants with very low birthweight (<1,500 grams), by mother's education, United States, 2004
Population group Total Less than high schoola High school graduatea At least some collegea
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   1.5 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.6 0.0 1.3 0.0
Mother's age 20-24 1.4 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.3 0.0
25-29 1.3 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.2 0.0
30-34 1.4 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.6 0.0 1.2 0.0
35 and over 1.8 0.0 1.9 0.1 2.2 0.0 1.6 0.0
Mother's race AI/AN 1.3 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.0 0.1
API 1.1 0.0 1.0 0.1 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.0
Black 3.1 0.0 3.1 0.1 3.1 0.0 3.0 0.0
White 1.2 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.1 0.0
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 1.2 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.3 0.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 1.6 0.0 1.9 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.3 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 3.1 0.0 3.2 0.1 3.2 0.0 3.0 0.0
Non-Hispanic, White 1.2 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.1 0.0
Residence locationb Large central metro 1.5 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.6 0.0 1.4 0.0
Large fringe metro 1.4 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.6 0.0 1.3 0.0
Medium metro 1.5 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.3 0.0
Small metro 1.4 0.0 1.4 0.1 1.5 0.0 1.2 0.0
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 1.5 0.0 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.0 1.3 0.0
Noncore (nonmetro) 1.4 0.0 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.0 1.1 0.0

a Education data are for persons age 20 and over. 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: 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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