Table 6_1_2-3c

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_2.3c
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), by mother's education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total8.20.08.50.08.60.07.30.0
Mother's age20–248.30.08.70.18.40.17.50.1
25–297.40.07.80.18.00.16.70.0
30–347.50.08.00.18.80.17.00.0
35 and over9.20.010.10.110.90.18.60.1
Mother's raceAI/AN7.40.18.50.37.10.26.70.2
API8.00.17.80.28.10.17.80.1
Black13.60.015.40.113.90.112.40.1
White7.20.07.30.07.40.06.50.0
Mother's ethnicityHispanic, all races6.90.06.20.06.70.16.70.1
Non-Hispanic, all races8.60.011.50.19.30.07.40.0
Non-Hispanic, Black14.00.016.30.214.30.112.60.1
Non-Hispanic, White7.30.09.70.17.70.06.50.0
Residence locationbMetropolitan8.20.08.30.08.60.07.40.0
  Large central metro8.40.08.10.18.70.17.70.0
  Large fringe metro7.80.08.10.18.40.17.20.0
  Medium metro8.20.08.60.18.70.17.30.1
  Small metro8.10.09.00.18.70.16.90.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro)8.30.09.50.28.80.17.00.1
Noncore (nonmetro)8.40.19.30.28.70.16.90.1

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: 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_2-3c: 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_2-3c.html