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Table 1.74b
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams, United States, 2002 and 2004
Population group 2004 2002
Numbera Rate Standard error Numbera Rate Standard error
Total   15,155 244.5 2.2 14,885 250.8 2.3
Mother's age Less than 15 81 322.0 41.2 74 324.3 43.3
15-19 2,134 276.4 6.8 2,257 287.2 6.9
20-24 3,836 253.5 4.6 3,904 268.1 4.8
25-29 3,584 242.5 4.5 3,474 250.5 4.8
30-34 3,148 232.2 4.6 3,026 230.4 4.6
35 and over 2,372 225.0 5.1 2,151 221.3 5.3
Mother's race American Indian/Alaska Native 126 216.2 21.3 137 249.1 23.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 590 222.8 10.1 525 218.4 10.5
Black 5,297 274.0 4.2 5,127 272.1 4.3
White 9,142 231.9 2.7 9,097 242.1 2.8
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 2,836 245.4 5.1 2,504 241.8 5.4
Non-Hispanic, all races 12,048 242.0 2.5 12,169 250.9 2.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 5,114 274.4 4.3 5,029 272.1 4.3
Non-Hispanic, White 6,269 223.0 3.1 6,519 239.5 3.3
Gender Male 8,517 269.5 3.3 8,365 275.1 3.4
Female 6,637 218.5 3.0 6,520 225.2 3.1
Mother's education, age 20 and over Less than high school 1,813 246.0 6.4 2,079 240.5 5.9
High school graduate 3,336 247.5 4.8 4,373 255.6 4.3
At least some college 4,467 219.2 3.6 5,231 218.3 3.3

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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