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Data From The CDCs National Center For Health Statistics

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 WhiteBlackAm. IndianTotal
1991    
Infant deaths per 1000 births 7.1 16.6 11.3 8.6
Neonatal deaths per 1000 births 4.4 10.7 5.5 5.4
Postneonatal deaths per 1000 births 2.6 5.9 5.8 3.2
1991    
Low birthweight (less than 2,500 gs) % 5.80 13.55 6.15 7.12
Very low birthweight (less than 1,500 gs) 0.96 2.96 1.07 1.29
% of mothers who smoked during pregnancy 18.8 14.6 22.6 17.8
1989    
Low birthweight (less than 2,500 gs) 5.72 13.51 6.26 7.05
Very low birthweight (less than 1,500 gs) 0.95 2.95 1.00 1.28
% of mothers who smoked during pregnancy 20.4 17.1 23.0 19.5
1993    
Low birthweight (less than 2,500 gs) 5.98 13.34 6.42 7.22
Very low birthweight (less than 1500 gs) 1.01 2.96 1.05 1.33
% of mothers who smoked during pregnancy 16.8 12.7 21.6 15.8

*Note: Data are provisional, estimated from a 10% sample of deaths for a 12-month period ending in Feb. of the year cited. ** Total births for 1995 (provisional): 3,900,089. Total births for l996 not yet available.


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