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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.63a
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 1998 and 2002
    2002 1998
Population group Numbera Rate Standard error Numbera Rate Standard error
               
Total   27,970 7.0 0.0 28,325 7.2 0.0
               
Mother's age 0-14 129 17.6 1.6 174 18.4 1.4
15-19 4,368 10.3 0.2 4,848 10.0 0.1
20-24 8,016 7.8 0.1 7,543 7.8 0.1
25-29 6,352 6.0 0.1 6,840 6.3 0.1
30-34 5,312 5.6 0.1 5,318 6.0 0.1
35 and over 3,793 6.8 0.1 3,601 7.1 0.1
               
Race AI/AN 366 8.6 0.5 376 9.3 0.5
API 1,006 4.8 0.2 956 5.5 0.2
Asian 545 4.1 0.2 537 5.0 0.2
NHOPI 85 9.4 1.0 82 10.0 1.1
Black 8,201 13.8 0.2 8,418 13.8 0.2
White 18,395 5.8 0.0 18,575 6.0 0.0
               
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 4,927 5.6 0.1 4,228 5.8 0.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 22,647 7.3 0.0 23,605 7.5 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 8,031 13.9 0.2 8,233 13.9 0.2
Non-Hispanic, White 13,327 5.8 0.1 14,119 6.0 0.1
               
Gender Male 15,690 7.6 0.1 15,738 7.8 0.1
Female 12,279 6.3 0.1 12,588 6.5 0.1
               
Mother's education (age 20 and over) Less than high school 4,709 7.9 0.1 4,429 8.2 0.1
High school graduate 8,297 7.6 0.1 8,412 7.6 0.1
At least some college 9,218 5.0 0.1 9,268 5.3 0.1
               

a The number of deaths for infant mortality is 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.

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 - Linked Birth and infant Death Data.

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