T6_1_2_1_2b

2011 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_2.1_2b
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams),a by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 8.20.08.60.07.20.013.70.07.00.0
Mother's ageUnder 1512.40.413.90.610.60.915.80.810.10.6
15-199.70.010.60.18.60.114.10.18.00.1
20-248.20.08.80.07.20.013.40.16.60.0
25-297.40.07.70.06.50.013.10.16.30.0
30-347.60.07.80.06.80.013.50.16.80.1
35 and over9.50.09.70.08.60.015.90.18.50.1
GenderFemale8.80.09.30.07.80.015.00.17.30.0
Male7.60.07.90.06.60.012.50.16.60.0
Geographic locationbMetropolitan8.20.08.60.07.10.013.60.06.90.0
  Large central metropolitan8.40.09.30.07.10.013.70.16.80.0
  Large fringe metropolitan7.80.08.10.07.00.012.50.16.80.1
  Medium metropolitan8.20.08.50.07.20.014.30.17.20.1
  Small metropolitan8.00.08.20.07.20.114.20.27.10.1
Micropolitan8.30.08.40.07.60.014.70.27.30.1
Noncore8.30.18.50.17.60.115.50.27.20.2

a. Excludes data for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersy, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, which used the unrevised 1989 Revision to Birth Certificate.

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

DSU - 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 - Natality.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T6_1_2_1_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/6_maternalchildhealth/T6_1_2_1_2b.html