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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.49d: National Maternity Care, 2000

Percent of liveborn infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), United States, 2000
     
Population group Number Percent
Total 307,030 7.6
Mother's age
0-14 1,199 14.1
15-19 44,598 9.5
20-24 77,324 7.6
25-29 72,736 6.7
30-34 63,949 6.9
35 and over 47,224 8.7
Mother's race
American Indian or Alaska Native 2,811 6.8
Asian or Pacific Islander 14,623 7.3
Asian 8,968 7.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 585 6.6
Black or African American 80,778 13.0
White 208,818 6.5
Mother's ethnicity
Hispanic 52,247 6.4
Total, non-Hispanic 251,622 7.9
Black or African American 79,243 13.1
White 155,648 6.6
Gender
Female 160,263 8.1
Male 146,767 7.1
Mother's education (age 20 and over)
Less than high school 47,561 8.2
High school graduate 88,128 7.9
At least some college 120,410 6.6

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

Table 1.49c: National Maternity Care, 1998 Table 1.49e: National Maternity Care, 1999

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