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Table 1.74c
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight 1,500-2,499 grams, United States, 2002 and 2004
Population group 2004 2002
Numbera Rate Standard error Numbera Rate Standard error
Total   4,064 15.0 0.2 3,873 15.1 0.2
Mother's age Less than 15 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
15-19 531 15.9 0.7 552 16.7 0.7
20-24 1,222 17.7 0.5 1,106 16.7 0.5
25-29 960 14.6 0.5 821 13.8 0.5
30-34 721 12.3 0.5 750 13.5 0.5
35 and over 615 14.1 0.6 630 15.6 0.6
Mother's race American Indian/Alaska Native 67 24.8 3.1 61 24.0 3.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 176 11.4 0.9 150 10.7 0.9
Black 994 15.6 0.5 929 15.4 0.5
White 2,826 14.9 0.3 2,733 15.3 0.3
Mother's ethnicity Hispanic, all races 802 15.2 0.5 759 16.1 0.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 3,222 14.9 0.3 3,075 14.9 0.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 960 15.7 0.5 913 15.4 0.5
Non-Hispanic, White 2,040 14.8 0.3 1,968 14.9 0.3
Gender Male 2,138 16.9 0.4 2,054 17.2 0.4
Female 1,926 13.3 0.3 1,819 13.4 0.3
Mother's education, age 20 and over Less than high school 692 19.3 0.7 735 18.2 0.7
High school graduate 941 16.1 0.5 1,166 16.1 0.5
At least some college 1,074 11.8 0.4 1,306 12.4 0.3

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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality (<20 deaths).

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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