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Table 1.74f
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams, by State, 2002 and 2004
State 2004 2002
Numbera Rate Standard error Numbera Rate Standard error
United States 15,155 244.5 2.2 14,885 250.8 2.3
Alabama 265 223.3 15.2 302 247.3 15.9
Alaska 22 177.5 41.1 DSU DSU DSU
Arizona 328 295.8 18.6 281 286.1 19.4
Arkansas 150 219.6 19.8 139 239.3 22.6
California 1,456 226.1 6.6 1,453 237.3 6.9
Colorado 233 262.1 19.3 210 232.9 17.8
Connecticut 138 209.1 19.6 180 266.3 22.3
Delaware 55 300.6 46.2 68 307.7 42.7
District of Columbia 65 292.8 41.3 53 261.7 40.3
Florida 870 248.6 9.4 857 257.8 9.9
Georgia 700 275.0 11.7 670 288.7 12.7
Hawaii 61 248.6 35.4 69 252.8 34.1
Idaho 64 249.5 34.8 51 256.3 40.2
Illinois 780 257.1 10.3 751 250.4 10.2
Indiana 364 280.9 16.7 352 293.8 17.8
Iowa 81 158.9 19.0 102 232.1 25.5
Kansas 149 272.0 25.1 152 296.0 27.3
Kentucky 165 181.1 15.3 164 184.5 15.7
Louisiana 358 257.7 15.3 359 267.7 15.9
Maine 42 283.8 49.6 28 174.1 35.6
Maryland 411 272.0 15.1 338 240.3 14.6
Massachusetts 244 210.1 14.8 238 216.9 15.5
Michigan 602 281.3 13.0 606 293.7 13.6
Minnesota 142 174.0 15.8 168 203.1 17.2
Mississippi 232 242.7 17.8 243 261.7 18.9
Missouri 295 247.5 16.1 323 274.0 17.2
Montana 22 169.2 39.0 38 304.5 56.5
Nebraska 89 272.0 32.6 90 273.6 32.5
Nevada 111 251.0 26.7 84 203.8 24.4
New Hampshire 53 286.8 44.8 35 223.3 41.7
New Jersey 409 229.3 12.6 385 216.8 12.2
New Mexico 82 225.1 27.5 75 211.8 26.9
New York 908 229.1 8.4 890 230.4 8.6
North Carolina 626 272.5 12.3 566 261.3 12.3
North Dakota 30 263.2 54.0 DSU DSU DSU
Ohio 607 258.4 11.8 658 269.0 11.8
Oklahoma 168 243.6 21.0 187 288.6 24.0
Oregon 119 239.6 24.4 122 261.2 26.6
Pennsylvania 585 246.4 11.4 633 271.7 12.2
Rhode Island 37 195.4 35.1 54 238.2 36.0
South Carolina 325 270.9 16.9 286 270.1 18.0
South Dakota 36 259.0 48.4 25 260.7 58.5
Tennessee 319 237.4 14.8 356 265.5 15.8
Texas 1,241 224.1 7.0 1,121 219.9 7.3
Utah 125 238.8 23.8 121 255.8 26.1
Vermont DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Virginia 433 262.8 14.2 428 259.6 14.1
Washington 209 235.6 18.1 189 240.6 19.5
West Virginia 78 255.9 32.5 88 283.4 34.2
Wisconsin 230 262.0 19.4 233 271.9 20.1
Wyoming 28 277.3 59.2 DSU DSU DSU

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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