Table 6_1_3-8a

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_3.8a
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a birth weight 2,500 grams or more, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAPIAI/AN
RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total2.30.02.10.03.40.11.40.14.40.3
Mother's ageLess than 156.11.0********
15–193.60.13.50.14.00.23.00.75.90.9
20–243.10.12.90.14.00.22.60.34.50.6
25–292.00.01.90.03.20.21.20.13.40.6
30–341.60.01.50.02.60.21.30.14.10.8
35 and over1.60.11.60.12.40.21.10.2**
GenderFemale2.00.01.80.03.10.11.30.14.20.5
Male2.60.02.50.03.80.11.60.14.70.5
Mother's education,b age 20 and overLess than high school3.00.12.60.15.10.32.60.45.81.0
High school graduate2.80.12.70.13.50.22.10.34.00.6
At least some college1.50.01.40.02.30.11.00.13.40.6

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_3-8a: 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_3-8a.html