Table 6_1_3-7a

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 6_1_3.7a
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a birth weights 1,500–2,499 grams, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAPIAI/AN
RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total14.70.214.80.315.40.511.30.817.92.6
Mother's ageLess than 15**********
15–1917.40.718.20.915.31.2****
20–2416.90.517.30.616.30.914.02.6**
25–2913.70.513.60.514.91.09.81.5**
30–3412.00.512.10.512.31.110.51.4**
35 and over14.50.614.20.717.91.59.31.6**
GenderFemale12.80.312.70.413.40.610.41.115.73.3
Male17.00.417.10.417.70.812.21.320.44.0
Mother's education,b age 20 and overLess than high school18.50.818.91.017.71.6****
High school graduate15.70.615.20.716.71.115.02.5**
At least some college11.20.411.50.411.60.97.61.0**

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_3-7a: 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_3-7a.html