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Table 1.73c
Percent of liveborn infants with very low birthweight (less than 1,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2004
Population group 2004 1998
Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
Total 60,640 1.5 0.0 56,976 1.4 0.0
Mother's age 0-14 247 3.6 0.2 310 3.3 0.2
15-19 7,581 1.8 0.0 8,760 1.8 0.0
20-24 14,793 1.4 0.0 13,331 1.4 0.0
25-29 14,411 1.3 0.0 13,720 1.3 0.0
30-34 13,270 1.4 0.0 12,143 1.4 0.0
35 and over 10,338 1.8 0.0 8,712 1.7 0.0
Mother's race American Indian/Alaska Native 561 1.3 0.1 499 1.2 0.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 2,608 1.1 0.0 1,891 1.1 0.0
Black 18,865 3.1 0.0 18,761 3.1 0.0
White 38,606 1.2 0.0 35,825 1.1 0.0
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 11,333 1.2 0.0 8,416 1.1 0.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 48,681 1.6 0.0 47,814 1.5 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 18,191 3.1 0.0 18,425 3.1 0.0
Non-Hispanic, White 27,528 1.2 0.0 27,117 1.1 0.0
Gender Male 30,851 1.5 0.0 28,993 1.4 0.0
Female 29,789 1.5 0.0 27,983 1.5 0.0
Mother's education,a age 20 and over Less than high school 7,248 1.4 0.0 7,731 1.4 0.0
High school graduate 13,189 1.6 0.0 16,794 1.5 0.0
At least some college 20,058 1.3 0.0 21,784 1.3 0.0
Residence locationb Large central metro 20,449 1.5 0.0 DNA DNA DNA
Large fringe metro 13,508 1.4 0.0 DNA DNA DNA
Medium metro 12,209 1.5 0.0 DNA DNA DNA
Small metro 5,499 1.4 0.0 DNA DNA DNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 5,624 1.5 0.0 DNA DNA DNA
Noncore (nonmetro) 3,351 1.4 0.0 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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