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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.68a
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, United States, 1999 and 2003
    2003 1999
Population group Number Rate Standard error Number Rate Standard error
Total 495 12.1 0.5 391 9.9 0.5
Mother's age 0-19 26 6.2 1.2 32 6.6 1.2
20-24 79 7.7 0.9 61 6.2 0.8
25-29 94 8.7 0.9 88 8.2 0.9
30-34 106 10.9 1.1 90 10.1 1.1
35 and over 190 33.1 2.4 120 23.0 2.1
Race American Indian/Alaska Native 7 DSU DSU 5 DSU DSU
Asian/Pacific Islander 25 11.3 2.3 18 DSU DSU
Black 183 30.5 2.3 154 25.4 2.0
White 280 8.7 0.5 214 6.8 0.5
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 92 10.1 1.1 67 8.8 1.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 399 12.7 0.6 321 10.2 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 180 31.2 2.3 150 25.5 2.1
Non-Hispanic, White 188 8.1 0.6 149 6.4 0.5
Mother's education, age 20 and over Less than high school 53 13.2 1.8 65 11.8 1.5
High school graduate 119 15.4 1.4 135 12.3 1.1
At least some college 116 8.6 0.8 128 7.2 0.6

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

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

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