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Table 1.58a: Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 1998 and 2001

  2001 1998
Population group Numbera Rateb Standard error Numbera Rateb Standard error
             
Total 27,523 6.8 0.0 28,325 7.2 0.0
             
Mother's age            
    0-14 125 16.1 1.5 174 18.4 1.4
    15-19 4,422 9.9 0.1 4,848 10.0 0.1
    20-24 7,729 7.6 0.1 7,543 7.8 0.1
    25-29 6,411 6.1 0.1 6,840 6.3 0.1
    30-34 5,065 5.4 0.1 5,318 6.0 0.1
    35 and over 3,771 6.9 0.1 3,601 7.1 0.1
             
Race            
    American Indian or Alaska Native 404 9.7 0.5 376 9.3 0.5
    Asian or Pacific Islander 947 4.7 0.2 956 5.5 0.2
      Asian 517 4.1 0.2 537 5.0 0.2
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 65 7.6 0.9 82 10.0 1.1
    Black or African American 8,084 13.3 0.1 8,418 13.8 0.2
    White 18,087 5.7 0.0 18,575 6.0 0.0
             
Ethnicity            
    Hispanic 4,630 5.4 0.1 4,228 5.8 0.1
    Total, non-Hispanic 22,512 7.1 0.0 23,605 7.5 0.0
      Black or African American 7,938 13.5 0.2 8,233 13.9 0.2
      White 13,300 5.7 0.0 14,119 6.0 0.1
             
Gender            
    Male 15,434 7.5 0.1 15,738 7.8 0.1
    Female 12,089 6.1 0.1 12,588 6.5 0.1
             
Mother's education (age 20 and over)            
    Less than high school 4,473 7.6 0.1 4,429 8.2 0.1
    High school graduate 7,990 7.3 0.1 8,412 7.6 0.1
    At least some college 9,333 5.1 0.1 9,268 5.3 0.1
             

aThe 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.

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

 

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