Table 6_1_2-4a

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_2.4a
Live-born infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams), by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total1.50.01.20.03.20.01.10.01.20.1
Mother's ageUnder 153.30.22.40.34.30.4****
15–191.90.01.50.03.10.11.60.11.00.1
20–241.50.01.10.02.90.01.20.11.00.1
25–291.30.01.10.02.90.00.90.01.10.1
30–341.40.01.20.03.50.11.10.01.30.1
35 and over1.70.01.40.04.20.11.50.11.90.2
GenderMale1.50.01.20.03.10.01.20.01.20.1
Female1.50.01.20.03.20.01.10.01.10.1
Mother's education,a age 20 and overLess than high school1.40.01.20.03.10.11.20.11.20.1
High school graduate1.60.01.20.03.30.01.30.11.20.1
At least some college1.30.01.10.03.10.01.10.01.10.1
Geographic locationbMetropolitan1.50.01.20.03.10.01.10.01.20.1
  Large central metro1.60.01.20.03.10.01.10.01.20.1
  Large fringe metro1.40.01.10.03.00.01.10.01.20.2
  Medium metro1.50.01.20.03.30.11.30.11.10.1
  Small metro1.50.01.20.03.30.11.20.11.10.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro)1.40.01.20.03.30.11.20.11.30.1
Noncore (nonmetro)1.40.01.20.03.50.11.40.31.10.1

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.

* - 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_2-4a: 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_2-4a.html