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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.49f: National Maternity Care, 1998

Percent of liveborn infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), United States, 1998
     
Population group Number Percent
Total 298,208 7.6
Mother's age
0-14 1,241 13.1
15-19 46,107 9.5
20-24 72,449 7.5
25-29 71,960 6.7
30-34 62,075 7.0
35 and over 44,376 8.7
Mother's race
American Indian or Alaska Native 2,734 6.8
Asian or Pacific Islander 12,766 7.4
Asian 7,791 7.3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 531 6.6
Black or African American 79,484 13.0
White 203,224 6.5
Mother's ethnicity
Hispanic 47,295 6.4
Total, non-Hispanic 247,491 7.8
Black or African American 78,012 13.2
White 154,596 6.6
Gender
Female 156,946 8.2
Male 141,262 7.0
Mother's education (age 20 and over)
Less than high school 45,365 8.4
High school graduate 86,995 7.9
At least some college 113,323 6.5

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

Table 1.49e: National Maternity Care, 1999 Table 1.49g: Maternity Care by State, 2000

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