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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.67b
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Numbera Rate Standard error Numbera Rate Standard error
Total 15,247 252.0 2.3 14,885 250.8 2.3
Mother's age Less than 15 67 322.1 45.4 74 324.3 43.3
15-19 2,170 280.2 6.8 2,257 287.2 6.9
20-24 3,904 264.5 4.8 3,904 268.1 4.8
25-29 3,539 249.8 4.7 3,474 250.5 4.8
30-34 3,314 245.3 4.8 3,026 230.4 4.6
35 and over 2,253 222.7 5.2 2,151 221.3 5.3
Mother's race American Indian/Alaska Native 145 254.1 23.6 137 249.1 23.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 578 236.3 10.9 525 218.4 10.5
Black 5,253 278.5 4.3 5,127 272.1 4.3
White 9,271 240.0 2.8 9,097 242.1 2.8
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 2,747 255.8 5.5 2,504 241.8 5.4
Non-Hispanic, all races 12,221 248.7 2.5 12,169 250.9 2.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 5,087 276.9 4.4 5,029 272.1 4.3
Non-Hispanic, White 6,479 231.7 3.2 6,519 239.5 3.3
Gender Male 6,597 222.7 3.0 8,365 275.1 3.4
Female 8,650 280.1 3.4 6,520 225.2 3.1
Mother's education (age 20 and over) Less than high school 2,115 250.7 6.1 2,079 240.5 5.9
High school graduate 4,104 253.1 4.4 4,373 255.6 4.3
At least some college 5,322 226.3 3.4 5,231 218.3 3.3

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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