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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.62b
Percent of live-born infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2002
    2002 1998
Population group Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
               
Total 58,544 1.5 0.0 56,976 1.4 0.0
               
Mother's age 0-14 227 3.1 0.2 310 3.3 0.2
15-19 7,738 1.8 0.0 8,760 1.8 0.0
20-24 14,359 1.4 0.0 13,331 1.4 0.0
25-29 13,668 1.3 0.0 13,720 1.3 0.0
30-34 12,960 1.4 0.0 12,143 1.4 0.0
35 and over 9,592 1.7 0.0 8,712 1.7 0.0
               
Mother's race AI/AN 541 1.3 0.1 499 1.2 0.1
API 2,369 1.1 0.0 1,891 1.1 0.0
Asian 1,349 1 0.0 1,145 1.1 0.0
NHOPI 127 1.4 0.1 114 1.4 0.1
Black 18,542 3.1 0.0 18,761 3.1 0.0
White 37,092 1.2 0.0 35,825 1.1 0.0
               
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 10,216 1.2 0.0 8,416 1.1 0.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 47,840 1.5 0.0 47,814 1.5 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 18,194 3.1 0.0 18,425 3.1 0.0
Non-Hispanic, White 26,900 1.2 0.0 27,117 1.1 0.0
               
Gender Male 29,954 1.5 0.0 28,993 1.4 0.0
Female 28,590 1.5 0.0 27,983 1.5 0.0
               
Mother's education (age 20 and over) Less than high school 8,534 1.4 0.0 7,731 1.4 0.0
High school graduate 16,862 1.6 0.0 16,794 1.5 0.0
At least some college 23,699 1.3 0.0 21,784 1.3 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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