Table 6_1_3-1

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_3.1
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight less than 1,500 grams, United States, 2003 and 2005
Population group20052003
NumberaRateSENumberaRateSE
Total15,439245.02.215,247252.02.3
Mother's ageLess than 1564284.140.367322.145.4
15–192,261284.36.82,170280.26.8
20–244,006257.64.63,904264.54.8
25–293,745246.84.53,539249.84.7
30–343,059225.24.53,314245.34.8
35 and over2,304218.65.02,253222.75.2
RaceAI/AN127236.923.4145254.123.6
API638237.710.5578236.310.9
Black5,448266.94.15,253278.54.3
White9,225234.22.79,271240.02.8
EthnicityHispanic, all races2,936245.25.02,747255.85.5
Non-Hispanic, all races12,262242.82.412,221248.72.5
Non-Hispanic, Black5,190265.74.15,087276.94.4
Non-Hispanic, White6,355227.33.26,479231.73.2
GenderMale8,617268.53.38,650280.13.4
Female6,822220.52.96,597222.73.0
Mother's education,b age 20 and overLess than high school1,507244.07.01,508249.07.2
High school graduate3,114253.55.13,034255.25.2
At least some college3,996221.43.94,049227.94.0

a The number of deaths for infant mortality is based on a record weight from the linked birth and infant death file that adjusts for the approximately 2–3% of records each year that cannot be linked to their corresponding birth certificates. Therefore, because of number rounding, the number of deaths for subgroups may not add to the total.

b Excludes data from 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.

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 - Linked Birth and Infant Death Data.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 6_1_3-1: 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_3-1.html