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Table 1.50a: National Maternity Care, 2000

Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 2000
           
  2000 2001  
Population group Numbera Rateb Numbera Rateb SE
           
Total 27,960 6.9 27523 6.8 0
           
Mother's age
0-14 151 17.7 125 16.1 1.5
15-19 4,593 9.8 4422 9.9 0.1
20-24 7,724 7.6 7729 7.6 0.1
25-29 6,631 6.1 6411 6.1 0.1
30-34 5,238 5.6 5065 5.4 0.1
35 and over 3,623 6.6 3771 6.9 0.1
           
Race
American Indian or Alaska Native 346 8.3 404 9.7 0.5
Asian or Pacific Islander 977 4.9 947 4.7 0.2
Asian 573 4.5 517 4.1 0.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 73 8.2 65 7.6 0.9
Black or African American 8,391 13.5 8084 13.3 0.1
White 18,246 5.7 18087 5.7 0
           
Ethnicity
Hispanic 4,564 5.6 4630 5.4 0.1
Total, non-Hispanic 22,916 7.2 22512 7.1 0
Black or African American 8,212 13.6 7938 13.5 0.2
White 13,461 5.7 13300 5.7 0
           
Gender
Female 12,297 6.2 12089 6.1 0.1
Male 15,664 7.5 15434 7.5 0.1
           
Mother's education (age 20 and over)
Less than high school 4,595 7.9 4473 7.6 0.1
High school graduate 8,146 7.3 7990 7.3 0.1
At least some college 9,219 5.0 9333 5.1 0.1
           

a The number of deaths for infant mortality are based on a record weight from the linked birth and infant death file which adjusts for the approximately 2-3% of records each year which cannot be linked to their corresponding birth certificates. Therefore, because of number rounding, the number of deaths for sub-groups may not add to the total.

b 1990-based postcensal population estimates were used to calculate death rates; future reports will present rates based on intercensal population estimates for 1998 and 1999 and bridged-race population estimates for 2000 and subsequent years.

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

Table 1.49l: Maternity Care by State, 1998 Table 1.50b: National Maternity Care, 1999

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