Table 6_1_4-2c

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_4.2c
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, by mother's education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
RateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total15.10.622.13.224.32.411.31.2
Mother's age20–2410.71.0**11.32.5**
25–2911.81.0****12.32.2
30–3412.81.2**35.27.2**
35 and over38.02.5**91.615.120.93.7
Mother's raceAI/AN********
API11.72.2******
Black36.52.4**52.48.138.36.5
White11.10.619.83.518.22.47.61.1
Mother's ethnicityHispanic, all races9.61.0******
Non-Hispanic, all races16.90.723.14.527.02.811.01.2
Non-Hispanic, Black39.22.6**54.38.439.46.7
Non-Hispanic, White11.70.7**20.12.86.91.1
Residence locationbMetropolitan15.10.721.93.625.52.911.01.3
  Large central metro17.11.1**34.86.414.93.0
  Large fringe metro13.61.2**25.55.38.31.9
  Medium metro14.81.3**25.15.5**
  Small metro12.41.8******
Micropolitan (nonmetro)16.02.0******
Noncore (nonmetro)13.02.3******

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_4-2c: 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_4-2c.html