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Table 1.50b: National Maternity Care, 1999

Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 1999
Population group Numbera Rateb
Total 27,864 7.0
Mother's age
0-14 154 17.0
15-19 4,848 10.2
20-24 7,625 7.8
25-29 6,460 6.0
30-34 5,177 5.8
35 and over 3,599 6.9
American Indian or Alaska Native 373 9.3
Asian or Pacific Islander 876 4.8
Asian 492 4.3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 58 7.1
Black or African American 8,480 14.0
White 18,136 5.8
Hispanic 4,362 5.7
Total, non-Hispanic 23,022 7.3
Black or African American 8,327 14.1
White 13,522 5.8
Female 12,268 6.3
Male 15,596 7.7
Mother's education (age 20 and over)
Less than high school 4,440 8.0
High school graduate 8,144 7.4
At least some college 8,997 5.1

a The number of deaths for infant mortality are based on a record weight from the linked birth and infant death  file which adjusts for the approximately 2-3% of records each year which cannot be linked to their corresponding birth certificates.  Therefore, because of number rounding, the number of deaths for sub-groups may not add to the total.

b 1990-based postcensal population estimates were used to calculate death rates;  future reports will present rates based on intercensal population estimates for 1998 and 1999 and bridged-race population estimates for 2000 and subsequent years.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Linked Birth and Infant Death Data.

Table 1.50a: National Maternity Care, 2000 Table 1.50c: National Maternity Care, 1998

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