Table 6_1_2-3a

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_2.3a
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total8.20.07.20.013.60.08.00.17.40.1
Mother's ageUnder 1513.30.410.50.517.00.7****
15–1910.00.08.60.114.30.110.00.37.30.3
20–248.30.07.10.013.30.18.20.26.70.2
25–297.40.06.50.012.60.17.30.17.10.2
30–347.50.06.80.013.30.17.60.17.90.3
35 and over9.20.08.30.016.00.19.00.19.80.5
GenderMale7.60.06.70.012.40.17.50.16.90.2
Female8.80.07.70.014.80.18.40.17.90.2
Mother's education,a age 20 and overLess than high school8.50.07.30.015.40.17.80.28.50.3
High school graduate8.60.07.40.013.90.18.10.17.10.2
At least some college7.30.06.50.012.40.17.80.16.70.2
Residence locationbMetropolitan8.20.07.10.013.40.08.00.17.50.2
  Large central metro8.40.07.00.013.40.17.90.17.80.3
  Large fringe metro7.80.06.90.012.40.18.00.18.10.4
  Medium metro8.20.07.30.014.20.18.40.17.00.3
  Small metro8.10.07.20.014.70.27.40.37.20.3
Micropolitan (nonmetro)8.30.07.50.015.00.28.40.37.80.3
Noncore (nonmetro)8.40.17.70.115.50.27.70.76.80.2

a Education data are for persons age 20 and over and 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.

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

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; 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_2-3a: 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_2-3a.html