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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.51a: National Maternity Care, 2000

Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, United States, 2000
Population group Number Ratea
Total 396 9.8
Mother's age
0-19 18 DSU
20-24 75 7.4
25-29 86 7.9
30-34 93 10.0
35 and over 124 22.7
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 DSU
Asian or Pacific Islander 13 DSU
Asian 8 DSU
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 DSU
Black or African American 137 22.0
White 240 7.5
Hispanic 81 9.9
Total, non-Hispanic 314 9.8
Black or African American 135 22.3
White 160 6.8
Mother's education (age 20 and over)
Less than high school 76 13.1
High school graduate 141 12.6
At least some college 130 7.1

a 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.

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

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

Table 1.50f: Maternity Care by State, 1998 Table 1.51b: National Maternity Care, 1999

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