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Table 1.50c: National Maternity Care, 1998

Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, United States, 1998
Population group Numbera Rateb
Total 28,325 7.2
Mother's age
0-14 174 18.4
15-19 4,848 10.0
20-24 7,543 7.8
25-29 6,840 6.3
30-34 5,318 6.0
35 and over 3,601 7.1
American Indian or Alaska Native 376 9.3
Asian or Pacific Islander 956 5.5
Asian 537 5.0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 82 10.0
Black or African American 8,418 13.8
White 18,575 6.0
Hispanic 4,228 5.8
Total, non-Hispanic 23,605 7.5
Black or African American 8,233 13.9
White 14,119 6.0
Female 12,588 6.5
Male 15,738 7.8
Mother's education (age 20 and over)
Less than high school 4,429 8.2
High school graduate 8,412 7.6
At least some college 9,268 5.3

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 1.50b: National Maternity Care, 1999 Table 1.50d: Maternity Care by State, 2000

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