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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.67a
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 1998 and 2003
    2003 1998
Population group Numbera Rate Standard error Numbera Rate Standard error
Total 27,995 6.8 0.0 28,325 7.2 0.0
Mother's age 0-14 107 16.1 1.6 174 18.4 1.4
15-19 4,197 10.1 0.2 4,848 10.0 0.1
20-24 7,954 7.7 0.1 7,543 7.8 0.1
25-29 6,484 6.0 0.1 6,840 6.3 0.1
30-34 5,481 5.6 0.1 5,318 6.0 0.1
35 and over 3,772 6.6 0.1 3,601 7.1 0.1
Race American Indian/Alaska Native 376 8.7 0.5 376 9.3 0.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 1,068 4.8 0.1 956 5.5 0.2
Black 8,094 13.5 0.2 8,418 13.8 0.2
White 18,458 5.7 0.0 18,575 6.0 0.0
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 5,151 5.6 0.1 4,228 5.8 0.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 22,396 7.1 0.0 23,605 7.5 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 7,836 13.6 0.2 8,233 13.9 0.2
Non-Hispanic, White 13,228 5.7 0.0 14,119 6.0 0.1
Gender Male 12,113 6.1 0.1 15,738 7.8 0.1
Female 15,882 7.6 0.1 12,588 6.5 0.1
Mother's education (age 20 and over) Less than high school 4,599 7.9 0.1 4,429 8.2 0.1
High school graduate 7,679 7.5 0.1 8,412 7.6 0.1
At least some college 9,150 5.1 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 that adjusts for the approximately 2-3% of records each year that cannot be linked to their corresponding birth certificates. Therefore, because of number rounding, the number of deaths for subgroups may not add to the total.

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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