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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.67c
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight 1,500-2,499 grams, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Numbera Rate Standard error Numbera Rate Standard error
Total 3,976 15.0 0.2 3,873 15.1 0.2
Mother's age Less than 15 15 DSU DSU 14 DSU DSU
15-19 583 17.9 0.7 552 16.7 0.7
20-24 1,155 16.9 0.5 1,106 16.7 0.5
25-29 878 14.0 0.5 821 13.8 0.5
30-34 746 12.8 0.5 750 13.5 0.5
35 and over 599 14.1 0.6 630 15.6 0.6
Mother's race American Indian/Alaska Native 49 18.8 2.7 61 24.0 3.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 163 11.0 0.9 150 10.7 0.9
Black 938 15.2 0.5 929 15.4 0.5
White 2,825 15.2 0.3 2,733 15.3 0.3
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 771 15.3 0.6 759 16.1 0.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 3,160 14.9 0.3 3,075 14.9 0.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 911 15.2 0.5 913 15.4 0.5
Non-Hispanic, White 2,054 15.1 0.3 1,968 14.9 0.3
Gender Male 1,855 13.1 0.3 2,054 17.2 0.4
Female 2,120 17.2 0.4 1,819 13.4 0.3
Mother's education (age 20 and over) Less than high school 752 18.5 0.7 735 18.2 0.7
High school graduate 1,102 15.7 0.5 1,166 16.1 0.5
At least some college 1,251 11.9 0.3 1,306 12.4 0.3

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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