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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.66a
Percent of liveborn infants with low birthweight (less than 2,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2003
    2003 1998
Population group Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
Total 324,064 7.9 0.0 298,208 7.6 0.0
Mother's age 0-14 848 12.7 0.4 1,241 13.1 0.3
15-19 40,211 9.7 0.0 46,107 9.5 0.0
20-24 82,494 8.0 0.0 72,449 7.5 0.0
25-29 76,631 7.1 0.0 71,960 6.7 0.0
30-34 71,477 7.3 0.0 62,075 7.0 0.0
35 and over 52,403 9.1 0.0 44,376 8.7 0.0
Mother's race American Indian/Alaska Native 3,170 7.4 0.1 2,734 6.8 0.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 17,194 7.8 0.1 12,766 7.4 0.1
Black 80,088 13.4 0.0 79,484 13.0 0.0
White 223,612 6.9 0.0 203,224 6.5 0.0
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 60,973 6.7 0.0 47,295 6.4 0.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 260,608 8.3 0.0 247,491 7.8 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 77,947 13.6 0.0 78,012 13.2 0.0
Non-Hispanic, White 163,331 7.0 0.0 154,596 6.6 0.0
Gender Female 170,394 8.5 0.0 156,946 8.2 0.0
Male 153,670 7.3 0.0 141,262 7.0 0.0
Mother's education, age 20 and over Less than high school 49,469 8.4 0.0 45,365 8.4 0.0
High school graduate 85,848 8.4 0.0 86,995 7.9 0.0
At least some college 128,521 7.1 0.0 113,323 6.5 0.0

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

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