Table 6_1_3-11

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 6_1_3.11
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight 1,500–2,499 grams, by State, 2003 and 2005
State20052003
NumberaRateSENumberaRateSE
United States4,08214.70.23,97615.00.2
Alabama9718.81.99319.72.1
Alaska******
Arizona9416.91.88816.31.8
Arkansas5318.62.64817.62.6
California44314.40.741714.20.7
Colorado6712.31.5509.31.3
Connecticut3011.32.1***
Delaware******
District of Columbia******
Florida22213.70.923716.11.1
Georgia14913.71.115315.61.3
Hawaii***2216.93.6
Idaho2015.73.5***
Illinois17213.91.118915.61.1
Indiana10217.11.710318.51.8
Iowa3414.82.63315.92.8
Kansas3414.62.54417.82.7
Kentucky5412.71.74511.41.7
Louisiana9717.21.88815.81.7
Maine******
Maryland6011.01.47013.01.6
Massachusetts469.31.4397.91.3
Michigan11913.91.314216.61.4
Minnesota6116.22.16517.92.2
Mississippi8821.72.37619.62.3
Missouri10019.21.99619.42.0
Montana******
Nebraska2818.53.52013.53.0
Nevada3413.02.22611.42.2
New Hampshire******
New Jersey759.91.28811.51.2
New Mexico3014.52.62512.42.5
New York17510.50.819812.20.9
North Carolina14215.71.314817.41.4
North Dakota******
Ohio16315.51.215915.61.2
Oklahoma7823.02.67321.72.6
Oregon3615.52.63816.12.6
Pennsylvania15816.01.313314.01.2
Rhode Island******
South Carolina7415.71.85913.31.7
South Dakota******
Tennessee12319.31.89716.01.6
Texas39715.00.839015.80.8
Utah299.81.83613.22.2
Vermont******
Virginia9814.21.49013.41.4
Washington7617.42.07117.22.1
West Virginia3118.83.42315.03.2
Wisconsin6916.92.15915.32.0
Wyoming******

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.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality (based on < 20 deaths).

Key: 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_3-11: 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_3-11.html