Table 6_1_3-9

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_3.9
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight less than 1,500 grams, by State, 2003 and 2005
State20052003
NumberaRateSENumberaRateSE
United States15,439245.02.215,247252.02.3
Alabama315241.615.2268219.914.8
Alaska21207.949.922228.353.9
Arizona325287.418.1279273.618.5
Arkansas143220.420.3156252.922.7
California1,567230.36.51,443227.76.6
Colorado257281.219.9249270.719.3
Connecticut164241.221.0148233.621.3
Delaware78315.941.064272.338.4
District of Columbia69320.944.443251.942.9
Florida943257.59.4879264.310.0
Georgia643244.110.7674278.612.1
Hawaii62253.535.976289.037.6
Idaho62243.634.559257.837.6
Illinois763260.210.6814274.910.9
Indiana375277.716.2336268.716.5
Iowa111208.021.793208.123.7
Kansas145272.125.5120266.727.4
Kentucky176191.315.7166189.516.0
Louisiana307221.314.0335234.614.2
Maine57311.547.340247.043.6
Maryland355249.414.8397282.116.0
Massachusetts234214.315.4250225.815.8
Michigan617290.413.3683308.713.5
Minnesota170191.716.0140182.316.8
Mississippi259262.018.3232240.817.6
Missouri302252.116.2328264.016.4
Montana30263.254.028227.547.7
Nebraska60192.327.168215.928.9
Nevada91191.521.992211.024.2
New Hampshire40217.437.929176.635.6
New Jersey362204.611.8420225.212.2
New Mexico79217.927.073218.728.3
New York849225.38.6940241.38.8
North Carolina649281.912.5562264.612.6
North Dakota25250.055.933366.774.6
Ohio652266.111.7625261.311.7
Oklahoma188254.720.8146234.721.6
Oregon134282.727.6117247.925.6
Pennsylvania618259.911.7645270.912.0
Rhode Island52261.340.759245.535.7
South Carolina317264.716.7296254.116.5
South Dakota41309.255.227221.347.1
Tennessee340225.413.5384287.516.6
Texas1,285226.87.01,270238.57.4
Utah103194.120.9124231.523.1
Vermont18.0**21280.169.2
Virginia458260.213.7444272.014.6
Washington176228.319.1202247.919.5
West Virginia73215.027.771246.732.7
Wisconsin254274.019.4257280.119.8
Wyoming22253.260.4***

a The number of deaths for infant mortality is based on a record weight from the linked birth and infant death file that 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.

* - 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_3-9: 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_3-9.html