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
NumberPercentSENumberPercentSE
Total338,5658.20.0298,2087.60.0
Mother's ageUnder 1589213.30.41,24113.10.3
15–1941,52510.00.046,1079.50.0
20–2486,3218.30.072,4497.50.0
25–2983,2477.40.071,9606.70.0
30–3471,7077.50.062,0757.00.0
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
Black85,88413.60.079,48413.00.0
White230,9667.20.0203,2246.50.0
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
GenderMale160,5917.60.0141,2627.00.0
Female177,9748.80.0156,9468.20.0
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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/6_maternalchildhealth/T6_1_2-1.html