Table 6_1_3-8b

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_3.8b
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a birth weight 2,500 grams or more, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total2.30.02.40.02.20.03.50.11.90.0
Mother's ageLess than 156.11.07.61.5******
15–193.60.14.20.14.20.24.00.22.60.1
20–243.10.13.50.13.30.14.10.22.10.1
25–292.00.02.10.11.90.13.20.21.60.1
30–341.60.01.60.01.50.12.70.21.60.1
35 and over1.60.11.60.11.60.12.50.21.60.1
GenderFemale2.00.02.10.01.80.03.10.11.60.1
Male2.60.02.80.02.60.03.90.12.10.1
Mother's education,b age 20 and overLess than high school3.00.14.70.24.40.25.70.41.80.1
High school graduate2.80.13.10.13.00.13.60.21.80.1
At least some college1.50.01.50.01.40.02.30.11.30.1

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_3-8b: 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_3-8b.html