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Table 1.74a
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all birthweights, United States, 1998 and 2004
Population group 2004 1998
Numbera Rate Standard error Numbera Rate Standard error
Total   27,860 6.8 0.0 28,325 7.2 0.0
Mother's age 0-14 116 17.1 1.6 174 18.4 1.4
15-19 3,998 9.6 0.2 4,848 10.0 0.1
20-24 7,953 7.7 0.1 7,543 7.8 0.1
25-29 6,576 6.0 0.1 6,840 6.3 0.1
30-34 5,281 5.5 0.1 5,318 6.0 0.1
35 and over 3,936 6.7 0.1 3,601 7.1 0.1
Race American Indian/Alaska Native 371 8.4 0.4 376 9.3 0.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 1,070 4.7 0.1 956 5.5 0.2
Black 8,162 13.2 0.1 8,418 13.8 0.2
White 18,257 5.7 0.0 18,575 6.0 0.0
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 5,248 5.5 0.1 4,228 5.8 0.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 22,203 7.1 0.0 23,605 7.5 0.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 7,869 13.6 0.2 8,233 13.9 0.2
Non-Hispanic, White 13,001 5.7 0.1 14,119 6.0 0.1
Gender Male 15,653 7.4 0.1 15,738 7.8 0.1
Female 12,207 6.1 0.1 12,588 6.5 0.1
Mother's education, age 20 and over Less than high school 3,912 7.5 0.1 4,429 8.2 0.1
High school graduate 6,282 7.4 0.1 8,412 7.6 0.1
At least some college 7,718 5.0 0.1 9,268 5.3 0.1

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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