Table 6_1_3-6a

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_3.6a
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a all birth weights, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAPIAI/AN
RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total6.90.05.70.013.30.14.90.18.10.4
Mother's ageLess than 1516.41.612.01.821.82.8****
15–1910.20.28.70.214.30.410.81.29.21.1
20–247.90.16.50.113.20.36.50.58.10.7
25–296.00.15.00.112.60.33.90.27.00.8
30–345.50.14.60.112.40.44.60.27.31.1
35 and over6.50.15.60.114.30.54.70.39.51.6
GenderFemale6.10.15.10.111.80.24.60.27.50.6
Male7.60.16.30.114.60.25.20.28.60.6
Mother's education,b age 20 and overLess than high school7.60.16.50.113.80.56.50.710.21.2
High school graduate7.90.16.60.113.80.36.20.47.70.8
At least some college5.00.14.20.111.10.33.80.26.40.8

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_3-6a: 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_3-6a.html