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DOCUMENTATION TABLE 2

LIVE BIRTHS, INFANT DEATHS, AND INFANT MORTALITY RATES BY RACE OF MOTHER, SEX AND BIRTH WEIGHT OF CHILD:

UNITED STATES, 1998 PERIOD DATA
(INFANT DEATHS WEIGHTED)
(RATES ARE PER 1000 LIVE BIRTHS)
RACE OF MOTHER AND
SEX
TOTAL<500
GRAMS
500-749
GRAMS
750-999
GRAMS
1000-1249
GRAMS
1250-1499
GRAMS
1500-1999
GRAMS
2000-2499
GRAMS
2500 GRAMS
OR MORE
NOT
STATED
ALL RACES 1/
 BOTH SEXES
   LIVE BIRTHS3,941,5536,34911,04111,71613,23815,38959,014182,4623,640,3242,020
  INFANT  DEATHS28,3255,5125,3621,8449467691,6932,2849,551364
  INF.MORT.RATE7.2868.2485.7157.471.550.028.712.52.6180.0
MALE
   LIVE BIRTHS2,016,2053,1755,5286,1296,8287,74528,79783,5931,873,3651,045
   INFANT DEATHS15,7382,7883,0611,1745564148491,2025,465228
   INF.MORT.RATE7.8878.2553.7191.681.453.529.514.42.9218.2
FEMALE
   LIVE BIRTHS1,925,3483,1745,5135,5876,4107,64430,21798,8691,766,959975
   INFANT DEATHS12,5882,7242,3016703903558441,0824,086136
   INF.MORT.RATE.6.5858.2417.4119.960.946.427.910.92.3139.0
WHITE
 BOTH SEXES
   LIVE BIRTHS3,118,7273,5026,5107,3608,67010,25240,802126,7902,913,6431,198
   INFANT DEATHS18,5753,0623,2651,2206215201,1531,5976,934204
   INF.MORT.RATE6.0874.5501.6165.771.650.728.312.62.4170.2
MALE
   LIVE BIRTHS1,596,7041,7233,2803,8914,5555,26220,13658,3131,498,930614
   INFANT DEATHS10,3261,5131,8657683612845838204,006126
   INF.MORT.RATE6.5878.3568.7197.479.353.928.914.12.7205.0
FEMALE
   LIVE BIRTHS1,522,0231,7793,2303,4694,1154,99020,66668,4771,414,713584
   INFANT DEATHS8,2491,5491,4004522602365707772,92878
   INF.MORT.RATE5.4870.7433.5130.263.147.327.611.32.1133.6
BLACK
 BOTH SEXES
   LIVE BIRTHS609,9022,5834,1273,8614,0174,43215,38345,369529,816314
   INFANT DEATHS8,4182,2231,8945352842174465722,121126
   INF.MORT.RATE13.8860.5458.9138.670.848.929.012.64.0401.3
MALE
   LIVE BIRTHS310,1071,3192,0381,9721,9812,1137,17920,454272,885166
   INFANT DEATHS4,6791,1621,0733491681152223181,19083
   INF.MORT.RATE15.1880.7526.6177.084.854.630.915.54.4497.8
FEMALE
   LIVE BIRTHS299,7951,2642,0891,8892,0362,3198,20424,915256,931148
   INFANT DEATHS3,7401,06182118611710122525493143
   INF.MORT.RATE12.5839.3393.098.657.343.727.410.23.6293.1

  1/ INCLUDES RACES OTHER THAN WHITE AND BLACK

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