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Table 1.49c: National Maternity Care, 1998

Percent of liveborn infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams), United States, 1998
     
Population group Number Percent
Total 56,976 1.4
Mother's age
0-14 310 3.3
15-19 8,760 1.8
20-24 13,331 1.4
25-29 13,720 1.3
30-34 12,143 1.4
35 and over 8,712 1.7
Mother's race
American Indian or Alaska Native 499 1.2
Asian or Pacific Islander 1,891 1.1
Asian 1,145 1.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 114 1.4
Black or African American 18,761 3.1
White 35,825 1.1
Mother's ethnicity
Hispanic 8,416 1.1
Total, non-Hispanic 47,814 1.5
Black or African American 18,425 3.1
White 27,117 1.1
Gender
Female 27,983 1.5
Male 28,993 1.4
Mother's education (age 20 and over)
Less than high school 7,731 1.4
High school graduate 16,794 1.5
At least some college 21,784 1.3

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

Table 1.49b: National Maternity Care, 1999 Table 1.49d: National Maternity Care, 2000

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