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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.63b
Infant mortality per 1,000 live birthsa, birthweight < 1,500 grams, United States, 2002
Population group Number Rate Standard error
         
Total   14,885 250.8 2.3
         
Mother's age Less than 15 74 324.3 43.3
15-19 2,257 287.2 6.9
20-24 3,904 268.1 4.8
25-29 3,474 250.5 4.8
30-34 3,026 230.4 4.6
35 and over 2,151 221.3 5.3
         
Mother's race AI/AN 137 249.1 23.8
API 525 218.4 10.5
Asian 293 213.4 13.7
NHOPI 39 303.6 55.4
Black 5,127 272.1 4.3
White 9,097 242.1 2.8
         
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 2,504 241.8 5.4
Non-Hispanic, all races 12,169 250.9 2.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 5,029 272.1 4.3
Non-Hispanic, White 6,519 239.5 3.3
         
Gender Male 8,365 275.1 3.4
Female 6,520 225.2 3.1
         
Mother's education (age 20 and over) Less than high school graduate 2,079 240.5 5.9
High school graduate 4,373 255.6 4.3
At least some college 5,231 218.3 3.3
         

a The numbers 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.

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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