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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 73c
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a all birthweights, by mother's education, United States, 2004
Population group Total Less than high schoolb High school graduateb At least some collegeb
Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
Total   6.8 0.0 7.5 0.1 7.4 0.1 5.0 0.1
Mother's age 20-24 7.7 0.1 8.4 0.2 7.5 0.1 6.3 0.2
25-29 6.0 0.1 6.6 0.2 6.9 0.2 4.8 0.1
30-34 5.5 0.1 6.6 0.3 7.1 0.2 4.4 0.1
35 and over 6.7 0.1 8.1 0.4 8.8 0.3 5.4 0.1
Mother's race AI/AN 8.4 0.4 10.6 1.2 8.1 0.8 6.0 0.7
API 4.7 0.1 5.7 0.6 4.9 0.4 3.8 0.2
Black 13.2 0.1 14.4 0.5 13.3 0.3 11.7 0.3
White 5.7 0.0 6.5 0.1 6.1 0.1 4.2 0.1
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 5.5 0.1 5.4 0.1 5.3 0.2 4.7 0.2
Non-Hispanic, all races 7.1 0.0 10.7 0.2 8.1 0.1 5.1 0.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 13.6 0.2 15.2 0.5 13.6 0.3 11.9 0.3
Non-Hispanic, White 5.7 0.0 9.0 0.3 6.6 0.1 4.1 0.1

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.

b Education data are for mothers age 20 and over only.

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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