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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.57a: Percent of liveborn infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2001

  2001 1998
Population group Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
             
Total 308,747 7.7 0.0 298,208 7.6 0.0
             
Mother's age            
    0-14 994 12.8 0.4 1,241 13.1 0.3
    15-19 42,006 9.4 0.0 46,107 9.5 0.0
    20-24 79,148 7.8 0.0 72,449 7.5 0.0
    25-29 71,837 6.8 0.0 71,960 6.7 0.0
    30-34 66,297 7.0 0.0 62,075 7.0 0.0
    35 and over 48,465 8.8 0.0 44,376 8.7 0.0
             
Mother's race            
    American Indian or Alaska Native 3,065 7.3 0.1 2,734 6.8 0.1
    Asian or Pacific Islander 15,031 7.5 0.1 12,766 7.4 0.1
      Asian 9,069 7.2 0.1 7,791 7.3 0.1
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 629 7.3 0.3 531 6.6 0.3
    Black or African American 78,423 13.0 0.0 79,484 13.0 0.0
    White 212,228 6.7 0.0 203,224 6.5 0.0
             
Mother's ethnicity            
    Hispanic 55,092 6.5 0.0 47,295 6.4 0.0
    Non-Hispanic 251,649 8.0 0.0 247,491 7.8 0.0
      Black or African American 76,997 13.1 0.0 78,012 13.2 0.0
      White 157,236 6.8 0.0 154,596 6.6 0.0
             
Gender            
    Male 146,528 7.1 0.0 141,262 7.0 0.0
    Female 162,219 8.2 0.0 156,946 8.2 0.0
             
Mother's education (age 20 and over)            
    Less than high school 48,307 8.2 0.0 45,365 8.4 0.0
    High school graduate 89,099 8.1 0.0 86,995 7.9 0.0
    At least some college 123,429 6.7 0.0 113,323 6.5 0.0
             

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Natality.

 

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