Table 6_1_3-2

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_3.2
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all birth weights, United States, 2003 and 2005
Population group20052003
Mother's ageLess than 1511016.41.610716.11.6
35 and over3,8586.50.13,7726.60.1
EthnicityHispanic, all races5,5375.60.15,1515.60.1
Non-Hispanic, all races22,4727.20.022,3967.10.0
Non-Hispanic, Black7,95813.60.27,83613.60.2
Non-Hispanic, White13,1345.80.113,2285.70.0
Mother's education,b age 20 and overLess than high school3,2467.60.13,2677.80.1
High school graduate5,8217.90.15,6127.50.1
At least some college6,7755.00.16,8795.10.1

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_3-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.