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
Mother's ageLess than 1564284.140.367322.145.4
35 and over2,304218.65.02,253222.75.2
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
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.