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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 77c
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, by educationa, United States, 2004
Population group Total Less than high schoola High school graduatea At least some collegea
Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
Total   13.1 0.6 12.0 1.9 14.7 1.6 9.5 0.9
Mother's age 20-24 10.8 1.0 * * 11.7 2.1 * *
25-29 11.0 1.0 * * 13.6 2.8 9.6 1.7
30-34 11.8 1.1 * * * * 7.8 1.5
35 and over 28.2 2.2 * * * * 12.6 2.5
Mother's race AI/AN * * * * * * * *
API 9.6 2.0 * * * * * *
Black 34.7 2.4 * * 42.6 6.3 37.3 5.6
White 9.3 0.5 8.8 1.8 8.8 1.4 6.2 0.8
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 8.5 0.9 * * * * * *
Non-Hispanic, all races 14.6 0.7 21.0 3.7 16.6 1.9 9.6 1.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 36.1 2.5 * * 43.9 6.5 37.3 5.7
Non-Hispanic, White 9.8 0.7 * * 9.3 1.6 6.0 0.9
Residence locationb Large central metro 16.5 1.1 * * 20.2 3.7 12.6 2.2
Large fringe metro 10.1 1.0 * * * * * *
Medium metro 11.5 1.2 * * * * 10.6 2.1
Small metro 12.6 1.8 * * * * * *
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 11.9 1.8 * * * * * *
Noncore (nonmetro) 15.3 2.6 * * * * * *

a Education data are for persons age 20 and over. Data are from 36 reporting States and the District of Columbia. Data are not directly comparable to those of previous years.

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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