Table 6_1_4-2a

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_4.2a
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAPIAI/AN
RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total15.10.611.10.636.52.411.72.2**
Mother's ageUnder 207.41.3********
20–2410.71.09.01.118.23.0****
25–2911.81.07.20.937.14.9****
30–3412.81.29.31.146.66.8****
35 and over38.02.528.92.5112.813.1****
Mother's education,a age 20 and overLess than high school22.13.219.83.5******
High school graduate24.32.418.22.452.48.1****
At least some college11.31.27.61.138.36.5****
Residence locationbMetropolitan15.10.710.80.637.02.511.32.3**
  Large central metro17.11.110.51.140.03.8****
  Large fringe metro13.61.210.51.235.25.1****
  Medium metro14.81.312.41.432.55.5****
  Small metro12.41.88.91.7******
Micropolitan (nonmetro)16.02.013.72.0******
Noncore (nonmetro)13.02.311.92.4******

a Education data are for persons age 20 and over and exclude 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.

b For more information, see the National Vital Statistics System entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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 - Mortality.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 6_1_4-2a: 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_4-2a.html