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Table 1.49b: National Maternity Care, 1999

Percent of liveborn infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams), United States, 1999
     
Population group Number Percent
     
Total 57,477 1.5
Mother's age
0-14 293 3.2
15-19 8,727 1.8
20-24 13,576 1.4
25-29 13,699 1.3
30-34 12,185 1.4
35 and over 8,997 1.7
Mother's race
American Indian or Alaska Native 504 1.3
Asian or Pacific Islander 1,943 1.1
Asian 1,174 1.0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 109 1.3
Black or African American 19,006 3.1
White 36,024 1.2
Mother's ethnicity
Hispanic 8,706 1.1
Total, non-Hispanic 48,044 1.5
Black or African American 18,713 3.2
White 27,011 1.2
Gender
Female 28,172 1.5
Male 29,305 1.4
Mother's education (age 20 and over)
Less than high school 7,893 1.4
High school graduate 16,796 1.5
At least some college 22,100 1.2

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Linked Birth and Infant Death Data.

Table 1.49a: National Maternity Care, 2000 Table 1.49c: National Maternity Care, 1998

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