TABLE 4-2Preterm Birth Rates (percent) by Maternal Race-Ethnicity and Educational Attainment, 1998 to 2000

Educational AttainmentaNon-Hispanic African AmericansNon-Hispanic WhitesAsians-Pacific IslandersAmerican IndiansHispanics
<819.611.011.514.810.7
8–1216.89.910.511.810.4
13–1514.58.39.19.99.3
≥1612.87.07.59.48.4
a

Educational attainment indicates the number of years of school completed.

Educational attainment indicates the number of years of school completed.

From: 4, Sociodemographic and Community Factors Contributing to Preterm Birth

Cover of Preterm Birth
Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes; Behrman RE, Butler AS, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2007.
Copyright © 2007, National Academy of Sciences.

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