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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.62a
Percent of live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2002
    2002 1998
Population group   Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
               
Total   314,077 7.8 0.0 298,208 7.6 0.0
               
Mother's age 0-14 984 13.5 0.4 1,241 13.1 0.3
15-19 40,706 9.6 0.0 46,107 9.5 0.0
20-24 80,605 7.9 0.0 72,449 7.5 0.0
25-29 73,283 6.9 0.0 71,960 6.7 0.0
30-34 68,526 7.2 0.0 62,075 7.0 0.0
35 and over 49,973 9.0 0.0 44,376 8.7 0.0
               
Mother's race AI/AN 3,061 7.2 0.1 2,734 6.8 0.1
API 16,404 7.8 0.1 12,766 7.4 0.1
Asian 9,858 7.5 0.1 7,791 7.3 0.1
NHOPI 661 7.3 0.3 531 6.6 0.3
Black 78,813 13.3 0.0 79,484 13.0 0.0
White 215,799 6.8 0.0 203,224 6.5 0.0
               
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 57,383 6.5 0.0 47,295 6.4 0.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 254,633 8.2 0.0 247,491 7.8 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 77,376 13.4 0.0 78,012 13.2 0.0
Non-Hispanic, White 158,592 6.9 0.0 154,596 6.6 0.0
               
Gender Male 149,290 7.3 0.0 141,262 7.0 0.0
Female 164,787 8.4 0.0 156,946 8.2 0.0
               
Mother's education (age 20 and over) Less than high school 49,008 8.2 0.0 45,365 8.4 0.0
High school graduate 89,428 8.2 0.0 86,995 7.9 0.0
At least some college 129,090 7.0 0.0 113,323 6.5 0.0
               

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

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

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