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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.49e: National Maternity Care, 1999

Percent of liveborn infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), United States, 1999
     
Population group Number Percent
Total 301,183 7.6
Mother's age
0-14 1,161 12.9
15-19 45,604 9.6
20-24 74,294 7.6
25-29 72,455 6.7
30-34 62,184 7.0
35 and over 45,485 8.7
Mother's race
American Indian or Alaska Native 2,865 7.1
Asian or Pacific Islander 13,435 7.4
Asian 8,149 7.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 580 7.1
Black or African American 79,322 13.1
White 205,561 6.6
Mother's ethnicity
Hispanic 48,688 6.4
Total, non-Hispanic 249,017 7.9
Black or African American 77,826 13.2
White 155,613 6.6
Gender
Female 158,061 8.2
Male 143,122 7.1
Mother's education (age 20 and over)    
Less than high school 45,720 8.3
High school graduate 87,146 8.0
At least some college 115,993 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 1.49d: National Maternity Care, 2000 Table 1.49f: National Maternity Care, 1998

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