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Table 1.73a
Percent of liveborn infants with low birthweight (less than 2,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2004
Population group 2004 1998
Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
Total 331,772 8.1 0.0 298,208 7.6 0.0
Mother's age 0-14 921 13.6 0.4 1,241 13.1 0.3
15-19 41,025 9.9 0.0 46,107 9.5 0.0
20-24 83,790 8.1 0.0 72,449 7.5 0.0
25-29 80,172 7.3 0.0 71,960 6.7 0.0
30-34 72,031 7.5 0.0 62,075 7.0 0.0
35 and over 53,833 9.2 0.0 44,376 8.7 0.0
Mother's race American Indian/Alaska Native 3,269 7.5 0.1 2,734 6.8 0.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 18,072 7.9 0.1 12,766 7.4 0.1
Black 82,699 13.4 0.0 79,484 13.0 0.0
White 227,732 7.1 0.0 203,224 6.5 0.0
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 64,183 6.8 0.0 47,295 6.4 0.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 264,776 8.5 0.0 247,491 7.8 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 79,378 13.7 0.0 78,012 13.2 0.0
Non-Hispanic, White 165,271 7.2 0.0 154,596 6.6 0.0
Gender Male 157,287 7.5 0.0 141,262 7.0 0.0
Female 174,485 8.7 0.0 156,946 8.2 0.0
Mother's education,a age 20 and over Less than high school 43,054 8.3 0.0 45,365 8.4 0.0
High school graduate 71,625 8.4 0.0 86,995 7.9 0.0
At least some college 111,235 7.2 0.0 113,323 6.5 0.0
Residence locationb Large central metro 109,597 8.3 0.0 DNA DNA DNA
Large fringe metro 74,266 7.7 0.0 DNA DNA DNA
Medium metro 66,321 8.1 0.0 DNA DNA DNA
Small metro 30,539 8.0 0.0 DNA DNA DNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 31,671 8.2 0.0 DNA DNA DNA
Noncore (nonmetro) 19,378 8.2 0.1 DNA DNA DNA

a Education data are for persons 20 years and older. Data for 2004 exclude FL, ID , KY, NH, NY (not including New York City), PA, SC, TN, and WA, which have implemented the 2003 Revisions to the U.S. Standard Birth Certificate, and are not directly comparable to those of previous years.

b For more information, see the National Vital Statistics System entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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

 

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