Table 6_1_3-6b

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_3.6b
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a all birth weights, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total6.90.07.20.05.80.113.60.25.60.1
Mother's ageLess than 1516.41.619.22.2**22.92.911.92.2
15–1910.20.211.60.210.00.214.60.47.10.2
20–247.90.18.70.17.10.113.60.35.50.1
25–296.00.16.30.15.10.113.00.34.90.1
30–345.50.15.50.14.40.112.70.45.30.2
35 and over6.50.16.50.15.40.114.60.56.30.2
GenderFemale6.10.16.40.15.10.112.20.25.00.1
Male7.60.17.90.16.40.115.10.26.20.1
Mother's education,b age 20 and overLess than high school7.60.110.80.29.30.314.80.55.20.1
High school graduate7.90.18.70.17.10.114.20.35.40.2
At least some college5.00.15.00.14.10.111.40.34.60.2

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: 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_3-6b: 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_3-6b.html