Table 6_1_3-7b

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_3.7b
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a birth weights 1,500–2,499 grams, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total14.70.214.60.314.60.315.20.515.30.5
Mother's ageLess than 15**********
15–1917.40.718.40.920.61.315.31.214.91.3
20–2416.90.516.60.617.20.716.10.917.41.1
25–2913.70.513.70.513.50.614.81.013.81.0
30–3412.00.511.60.511.70.611.91.113.51.2
35 and over14.50.614.10.613.90.717.51.616.61.5
GenderFemale12.80.312.60.312.60.413.20.613.30.7
Male17.00.416.80.416.90.517.70.817.50.8
Mother's education,b age 20 and overLess than high school18.50.818.81.119.31.518.21.618.31.2
High school graduate15.70.615.60.615.30.816.31.115.51.3
At least some college11.20.411.30.411.70.511.60.910.61.2

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_3-7b: 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_3-7b.html