Table 6_1_2-3b

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_2.3b
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Mother's ageUnder 1513.30.415.10.611.10.917.20.710.20.6
35 and over9.
Mother's education,a age 20 and overLess than high school8.
High school graduate8.
At least some college7.
Residence locationbMetropolitan8.
  Large central metro8.
  Large fringe metro7.
  Medium metro8.
  Small metro8.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)

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.

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_2-3b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.