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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 75a
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a birthweight 1,500-2,499 grams, by race, United States, 2004
Population group Total White Black API AI/AN
Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
Total   15.0 0.2 14.9 0.3 15.6 0.5 11.4 0.9 24.8 3.1
Mother's age Less than 15 * * * * * * * * * *
15-19 15.9 0.7 16.1 0.9 14.9 1.1 * * * *
20-24 17.7 0.5 17.6 0.6 17.9 0.9 14.6 2.6 23.8 5.2
25-29 14.6 0.5 14.2 0.6 15.6 1.1 14.1 1.9 * *
30-34 12.3 0.5 12.6 0.5 11.7 1.1 8.8 1.3 * *
35 and over 14.1 0.6 14.4 0.7 15.2 1.4 9.1 1.6 * *
Gender Male 16.9 0.4 16.7 0.4 18.0 0.8 12.5 1.3 26.3 4.6
Female 13.3 0.3 13.3 0.4 13.5 0.6 10.4 1.1 23.5 4.1
Mother's education, age 20 and over Less than high school 19.3 0.7 19.5 0.9 18.0 1.5 21.2 4.6 * *
High school graduate 16.1 0.5 15.7 0.6 17.0 1.0 13.5 2.3 * *
At least some college 11.8 0.4 12.0 0.4 12.7 0.9 7.9 0.9 * *

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.

* 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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