Table 6_1_3-5a

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_3.5a
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a birth weight less than 1,500 grams, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAPIAI/AN
Mother's ageLess than 15284.140.3248.558.7297.955.4****
35 and over218.65.0214.16.1234.510.1200.918.4**
Mother's education,b age 20 and overLess than high school244.07.0248.28.8232.612.3257.543.8271.163.3
High school graduate253.55.1248.96.7262.38.4241.424.8231.942.1
At least some college221.43.9207.54.7254.08.0222.614.3189.242.8

a The number of deaths for infant mortality is based on a record weight from the linked birth and infant death file which 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 Education data are for mothers age 20 and older only, excluding 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.

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

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_3-5a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.