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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.64a
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, United States, 1999 and 2002
    2002 1999
Population group Number Rate Standard error Number Rate Standard error
               
Total   357 8.9 0.5 391 9.9 0.5
               
Mother's age 0-19 29 6.7 1.2 32 6.6 1.2
20-24 59 5.8 0.8 61 6.2 0.8
25-29 79 7.5 0.8 88 8.2 0.9
30-34 88 9.3 1.0 90 10.1 1.1
35 and over 102 18.4 1.8 120 23.0 2.1
               
Race AI/AN 0 DSU DSU 5 DSU DSU
API 19 DSU DSU 18 DSU DSU
Asian 12 DSU DSU 12 DSU DSU
NHOPI 1 DSU DSU 1 DSU DSU
Black 148 24.9 2.0 154 25.4 2.0
White 190 6.0 0.4 214 6.8 0.5
               
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 62 7.1 0.9 67 8.8 1.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 291 9.3 0.5 321 10.2 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 144 24.9 2.1 150 25.5 2.1
Non-Hispanic, White 128 5.6 0.5 149 6.4 0.5
               
Mother's education ( age 20 and over) Less than high school 55 9.2 1.2 65 11.8 1.5
High school graduate 138 12.7 1.1 135 12.3 1.1
At least some college 107 5.8 0.6 128 7.2 0.6
               

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

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

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

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