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Table 1.75a
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, United States, 1999 and 2004
Population group 2004 1999
Number Rate Standard error Number Rate Standard error
Total   540 13.1 0.6 391 9.9 0.5
Mother's age 0-19 28 6.6 1.3 32 6.6 1.2
20-24 112 10.8 1.0 61 6.2 0.8
25-29 121 11.0 1.0 88 8.2 0.9
30-34 114 11.8 1.1 90 10.1 1.1
35 and over 165 28.2 2.2 120 23.0 2.1
Race American Indian/Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian/Pacific Islander 22 9.6 2.0 DSU DSU DSU
Black 214 34.7 2.4 154 25.4 2.0
White 300 9.3 0.5 214 6.8 0.5
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 80 8.5 0.9 67 8.8 1.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 459 14.6 0.7 321 10.2 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 209 36.1 2.5 150 25.5 2.1
Non-Hispanic, White 225 9.8 0.7 149 6.4 0.5
Mother's education,a age 20 and over Less than high school 40 12.0 1.9 65 11.8 1.5
High school graduate 87 14.7 1.6 135 12.3 1.1
At least some college 103 9.5 0.9 128 7.2 0.6
Residence locationb Large central metro 219 16.5 1.1 DNA DNA DNA
Large fringe metro 97 10.1 1.0 DNA DNA DNA
Medium metro 94 11.5 1.2 DNA DNA DNA
Small metro 48 12.6 1.8 DNA DNA DNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 46 11.9 1.8 DNA DNA DNA
Noncore (nonmetro) 36 15.3 2.6 DNA DNA DNA

a Data on mother's education are from 36 reporting States and the District of Columbia. Data 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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Mortality.

 

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