Table 6_1_2-2

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_2.2
Live-born infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2005
Population group20051998
Mother's ageUnder 152203.30.23103.30.2
35 and over10,3801.70.08,7121.70.0
Mother's raceAmerican Indian/Alaska Native5221.20.14991.20.1
Asian/Pacific Islander2,6391.10.01,8911.10.0
Mother's ethnicityHispanic, all races11,7861.20.08,4161.10.0
Non-Hispanic, all races49,4961.60.047,8141.50.0
Non-Hispanic, Black19,0643.30.018,4253.10.0
Non-Hispanic, White27,4791.20.027,1171.10.0
Mother's education,a age 20 and overLess than high school6,0841.40.07,7311.40.0
High school graduate12,0811.60.016,7941.50.0
At least some college17,7381.30.021,7841.30.0
Residence locationbMetropolitan52,7641.50.0DNADNADNA
  Large central metro21,1741.60.0DNADNADNA
  Large fringe metro13,5101.40.0DNADNADNA
  Medium metro12,4451.50.0DNADNADNA
  Small metro5,6351.50.0DNADNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro)5,6501.40.0DNADNADNA
Noncore (nonmetro)3,3741.40.0DNADNADNA

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_2-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.