Table 6_1_2-1

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 6_1_2.1
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2005
Population group20051998
Mother's ageUnder 1589213.30.41,24113.10.3
35 and over54,8739.20.044,3768.70.0
Mother's raceAmerican Indian/Alaska Native3,2937.40.12,7346.80.1
Asian/Pacific Islander18,4228.00.112,7667.40.1
Mother's ethnicityHispanic, all races67,7966.90.047,2956.40.0
Non-Hispanic, all races268,2498.60.0247,4917.80.0
Non-Hispanic, Black81,67414.00.078,01213.20.0
Non-Hispanic, White166,1017.30.0154,5966.60.0
Mother's education,a age 20 and overLess than high school36,0778.50.045,3658.40.0
High school graduate63,4568.60.086,9957.90.0
At least some college99,4957.30.0113,3236.50.0
Residence locationbMetropolitan286,0438.20.0DNADNADNA
  Large central metro111,6228.40.0DNADNADNA
  Large fringe metro75,0047.80.0DNADNADNA
  Medium metro68,0578.20.0DNADNADNA
  Small metro31,3608.10.0DNADNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro)32,6308.30.0DNADNADNA
Noncore (nonmetro)19,8928.40.1DNADNADNA

a Education data are for persons age 20 and over. The 2005 data exclude the following States: FL, ID, KS, KY, NE, NH, NY (not including NYC), PA, SC, TN, TX, and WA, that implemented the 2003 Revisions to the U.S Standard Birth Certificate, and are not directly comparable to those of previous years.

b For more information, see the National Vital Statistics System entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Natality.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 6_1_2-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.