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Table 1.66b
Percent of liveborn infants with very low birthweight (less than 1,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2003
    2003 1998
Population group Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
Total 59,217 1.4 0.0 56,976 1.4 0.0
Mother's age 0-14 204 3.1 0.2 310 3.3 0.2
15-19 7,593 1.8 0.0 8,760 1.8 0.0
20-24 14,420 1.4 0.0 13,331 1.4 0.0
25-29 13,864 1.3 0.0 13,720 1.3 0.0
30-34 13,220 1.4 0.0 12,143 1.4 0.0
35 and over 9,916 1.7 0.0 8,712 1.7 0.0
Mother's race American Indian/Alaska Native 559 1.3 0.1 499 1.2 0.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 2,400 1.1 0.0 1,891 1.1 0.0
Black 18,396 3.1 0.0 18,761 3.1 0.0
White 37,862 1.2 0.0 35,825 1.1 0.0
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 10,543 1.2 0.0 8,416 1.1 0.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 48,097 1.5 0.0 47,814 1.5 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 17,923 3.1 0.0 18,425 3.1 0.0
Non-Hispanic, White 27,409 1.2 0.0 27,117 1.1 0.0
Gender Female 29,033 1.5 0.0 27,983 1.5 0.0
Male 30,184 1.4 0.0 28,993 1.4 0.0
Mother's education, age 20 and over Less than high school 8,434 1.4 0.0 7,731 1.4 0.0
High school graduate 15,901 1.6 0.0 16,794 1.5 0.0
At least some college 23,129 1.3 0.0 21,784 1.3 0.0

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

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