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Table 1.59a: Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, United States, 1999 and 2001

  2001 1999
Population group Number Rate Standard error Number Rate Standard error
             
Total 399 9.9 0.5 391 9.9 0.5
             
Mother's age            
    0-19 40 8.8 1.4 32 6.6 1.2
    20-24 70 6.9 0.8 61 6.2 0.8
    25-29 90 8.5 0.9 88 8.2 0.9
    30-34 95 10.1 1.0 90 10.1 1.1
    35 and over 104 18.9 1.9 120 23.0 2.1
             
Race            
    American Indian or Alaska Native 5 DSU DSU 5 DSU DSU
    Asian or Pacific Islander 16 DSU DSU 18 DSU DSU
      Asian 7 DSU DSU 12 DSU DSU
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 DSU DSU 1 DSU DSU
    Black or African American 150 24.7 2.0 154 25.4 2.0
    White 228 7.2 0.5 214 6.8 0.5
             
Ethnicity            
    Hispanic 81 9.5 1.1 67 8.8 1.1
    Non-Hispanic 317 10.1 0.6 321 10.2 0.6
      Black or African American 146 24.7 2.0 150 25.5 2.1
      White 151 6.5 0.5 149 6.4 0.5
             
Mother's education ( age 20 and over)            
    Less than high school 61 10.3 1.3 65 11.8 1.5
    High school graduate 130 11.8 1.0 135 12.3 1.1
    At least some college 125 6.8 0.6 128 7.2 0.6
             

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

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

 

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