Table 6_1_3-4

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_3.4
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight 2,500 grams or more, United States, 2003 and 2005
Population group20052003
Mother's ageLess than 15356.11.0254.30.9
35 and over8851.60.18911.70.1
EthnicityHispanic, all races1,7261.90.01,6061.90.0
Non-Hispanic, all races6,9252.40.06,9162.40.0
Non-Hispanic, Black1,7673.50.11,7933.60.1
Non-Hispanic, White4,7102.20.04,6432.20.0
Mother's education,b age 20 and overLess than high school1,1753.00.11,2103.10.1
High school graduate1,8812.80.11,7492.60.1
At least some college1,8341.50.01,8751.50.0

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_3-4: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.