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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.57b: Percent of liveborn infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2001

  2001 1998
Population group Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
             
Total 57,854 1.4 0.0 56,976 1.4 0.0
             
Mother's age            
    0-14 236 3.0 0.2 310 3.3 0.2
    15-19 7,883 1.8 0.0 8,760 1.8 0.0
    20-24 14,162 1.4 0.0 13,331 1.4 0.0
    25-29 13,540 1.3 0.0 13,720 1.3 0.0
    30-34 12,630 1.3 0.0 12,143 1.4 0.0
    35 and over 9,403 1.7 0.0 8,712 1.7 0.0
             
Mother's race            
    American Indian or Alaska Native 527 1.3 0.1 499 1.2 0.1
    Asian or Pacific Islander 2,052 1.0 0.0 1,891 1.1 0.0
      Asian 1,189 1.0 0.0 1,145 1.1 0.0
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 116 1.4 0.1 114 1.4 0.1
    Black or African American 18,433 3.0 0.0 18,761 3.1 0.0
    White 36,842 1.2 0.0 35,825 1.1 0.0
             
Mother's ethnicity            
    Hispanic 9,679 1.1 0.0 8,416 1.1 0.0
    Non-Hispanic 47,704 1.5 0.0 47,814 1.5 0.0
      Black or African American 18,121 3.1 0.0 18,425 3.1 0.0
      White 27,121 1.2 0.0 27,117 1.1 0.0
             
Gender            
    Male 29,446 1.4 0.0 28,993 1.4 0.0
    Female 28,408 1.4 0.0 27,983 1.5 0.0
             
Mother's education (age 20 and over)            
    Less than high school 8,279 1.4 0.0 7,731 1.4 0.0
    High school graduate 17,069 1.6 0.0 16,794 1.5 0.0
    At least some college 22,933 1.3 0.0 21,784 1.3 0.0
             

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

 

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