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Table 1.51b: National Maternity Care, 1999

Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, United States, 1999
Population group Number Ratea
Total 391 9.9
Mother's age
0-19 32 6.6
20-24 61 6.2
25-29 88 8.2
30-34 90 10.1
35 and over 120 23.0
American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU
Asian or Pacific Islander DSU DSU
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU
Black or African American 154 25.4
White 214 6.8
Hispanic 67 8.8
Total, non-Hispanic 321 10.2
Black or African American 150 25.5
White 149 6.4
Mother's education (age 20 and over)
Less than high school 65 11.8
High school graduate 135 12.3
At least some college 128 7.2

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

Table 1.51a: National Maternity Care, 2000 Table 1.51c: Maternity Care by State, 2000

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