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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 74c
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a birthweight <1,500 grams, 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   244.5 2.2 246.0 6.4 247.5 4.8 219.2 3.6
Mother's age 20-24 253.5 4.6 256.7 10.1 254.9 7.9 244.0 9.6
25-29 242.5 4.5 259.8 13.2 243.4 9.1 226.4 7.0
30-34 232.2 4.6 221.3 14.2 243.9 10.8 214.1 6.4
35 and over 225.0 5.1 219.8 16.4 241.0 12.1 201.4 6.9
Mother's race AI/AN 216.2 21.3 * * 189.9 34.9 217.2 47.7
API 222.8 10.1 275.3 47.6 213.3 23.7 201.3 12.9
Black 274.0 4.2 251.1 12.3 270.9 8.5 274.0 8.2
White 231.9 2.7 244.5 7.8 236.9 6.0 199.9 4.2
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 245.4 5.1 245.2 9.5 235.8 10.5 215.2 11.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 242.0 2.5 244.4 8.7 251.3 5.4 219.2 3.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 274.4 4.3 253.1 12.6 271.8 8.6 275.4 8.3
Non-Hispanic, White 223.0 3.1 237.6 13.1 238.5 7.3 195.9 4.5

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.

* 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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