Table 6_1_4-2b

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_4.2b
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Mother's ageUnder******
35 and over38.02.540.72.929.22.8122.614.326.65.0
Mother's education,a age 20 and overLess than high school22.******
High school graduate24.32.427.02.820.12.854.38.4**
At least some college11.**
Residence locationbMetropolitan15.10.717.20.811.30.840.
  Large central metro17.
  Large fringe metro13.
  Medium metro14.81.317.01.614.01.734.35.8**
  Small metro12.41.813.****
Micropolitan (nonmetro)****
Noncore (nonmetro)13.02.313.02.511.62.5****

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: 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_4-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.